Everything on my desktop has just dissapeared?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rannaa96, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. rannaa96 macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2011
    I was using terminal to edit the icons of my applications, and since then i have restarted my laptop, and everything on my desktop is gone. I still have my downloads, my applications, even my internet history. But the folders on my desktop with all my school work has dissapeared.

    When i open word it shows me all the documents i have created, but they 'cant be found' when i go to open them. Anyone know what i have to do to recover my files?
  2. fullojellybeans macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2010
    You may have an issue with permissions reading the ~/Desktop folder. If there's a little red circle on it in finder you know that's why.

    A proper sudo command will fix that most likely.
  3. rannaa96 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 6, 2011

    Where would this red circle be exactly?
  4. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    Terminal, cd ~/Desktop, ls -al@

    Does that list any files?

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