Dock messed up, can't right-click dock icons and finder & trash is invisible

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dalt94, Mar 12, 2010.

  1. dalt94 macrumors newbie

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    Mar 12, 2010
    #1
    dock messed up, can't right-click dock icons and finder & trash is invisible

    hi i'm not sure what happened, but for some reason my dock just messed up. i can't right click anything in the dock and the finder and trash icons are there, but they just disappeared!

    I need major help? can i reset this? help.

    Dalton
     

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  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    May 22, 2008
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    #2
    Yes. Find the com.apple.dock.plist file
    found in Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences
    Mine is locked, so I'd have to do Get Info and unlock it
    Move it to your Desktop
    Restart
    That will create a new plist file

    Is it back to normal? If so, you can Trash the file you placed on the Desktop.
    If not, there are other things to try.
     
  3. djtebbz macrumors newbie

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    Jan 5, 2013
    #3
    So I tried the above, and it reset my dock but still having the same issue with the finder and trash plus now I can add any items to my dock as I can't right click on any of the icons. Please Help!
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Milwaukee, WI
    #4
    Try a different plist file:
    Find the com.apple.finder.plist file
    found in Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences
    Move it to your Desktop
    Restart
    That will create a new plist file

    Is it back to normal? If so, you can Trash the file you placed on the Desktop.
    If not, there are other things to try.
     

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