Files disappeared from desktop

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  1. Clairex, Jan 25, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2012

    Clairex macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have several folders sitting on my desktop where I drop pdfs/docs/etc into but all these files seem to have disappeared! I still see all the folders (and empty folders within folders) but nothing else. Have I accidentally disabled a viewing option?

    This seems to be an issue only with files that were on my desktop. Files stored anywhere else all seem to still be there.


    Oh - I was messing around with iCloud last night and I did enable the sync "documents & data" option. If my issue is related to iCloud, where are my documents stored?

    Thanks!


    Edit: Actually, I don't think it's an iCloud problem. I remember seeing files there this morning (about 12 hours ago).
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Milwaukee, WI
    #2
    Desktop plist file corruption?

    In your user folder:
    ~/Library/Preferences
    folder is hidden if you're using Lion
    someone help with instructions (I use Leopard)

    find:
    com.apple.desktop.plist
    move file out of there
    restart

    Better?
     
  3. Clairex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Vancouver, BC

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