Dragged item off dock and cannot find it

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  1. iforbes, Jan 2, 2012
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    iforbes macrumors 6502

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    On the right hand side of the Dock there is a Download Stack (not sure i have the terms right). Just to the left of that there was another Stack?, Document? that I accidentally dragged off the Dock.

    The thing is that it then disappeared. It's not in trash and it's not on the desktop.

    Can anyone point me to the name of the missing item and how to get it back?

    I am a new Mac user so not sure of all the names of things and what is important...yet.

    This is all for Mac OS X Lion.

    Thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Btw, this is now in the correct forum, one mod probably moved it already.


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  3. iforbes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Part of the problem is that I don't know the name of what I dragged off...

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  4. balamw Moderator

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    By default Downloads and Documents are there.

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  5. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    On a brand new Mac, the folders on the dock are Documents and Downloads. If you have never added any folders to the dock or removed any before now, then the one you would have dragged off was Documents.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    The Documents folder perhaps?
    Look into your Home folder in Finder (CMD+SHIFT+H) and see for yourself.
    And if you can't remember the name of it, you probably didn't use it that much?

    PS: Dragging items of the Dock does not delete actual files or folders, the Dock is just a place to put shortcuts to applications and files and folders.
     
  7. iforbes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks all...it's back. Problem solved!

    I gotta figure out this finder thing out. Mine doesn't look like the screen shots posted.

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    Haven't used anything much...just got the Mac (my first after 20+ years using Windows) 4 days ago...

    :)
     
  8. balamw Moderator

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    CORRECTION: The screenshot is for Snow Leopard, Lion has changed it a bit. The icons may be customized.

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  9. simsaladimbamba

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    While the new Finder looks different from the one used in the screenshots, the same principles apply.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's actually a Leopard screen shot. If anyone cares to create a similar screen capture with Lion's Finder and post it, I'll be happy to mark it up and add it to that post.
     

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