Everything on my desktop has just dissapeared?

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

  1. rannaa96 macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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

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    Terminal, cd ~/Desktop, ls -al@

    Does that list any files?
     

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