Desktop Problem

stephenc92

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 19, 2007
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When I download a file to my Desktop, the file is not there. But when i search for it in Spotlight, I find it is there and when I click "reveal in finder" it then finally shows. I may have lots of hidden icons on my desktop that I can't see.
 

devman

macrumors 65816
Apr 19, 2004
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Ok, try this. Open the terminal and type

cd desktop
rm -i .DS_store

the rm will prompt you before it deletes the file. Make sure you're in the right directory (desktop) first.

Then log out and log back in.
 

stephenc92

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 19, 2007
139
2
Ok, try this. Open the terminal and type

cd desktop
rm -i .DS_store

the rm will prompt you before it deletes the file. Make sure you're in the right directory (desktop) first.

Then log out and log back in.
Thanks devman, it worked :)