Files don't appear on desktop!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rokusaburo, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. Rokusaburo macrumors member


    Sep 30, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    Hey gang.

    I've been having this problem where sometimes files don't appear on the desktop. This happens a lot when taking screen captures (using Apple+Shift+3). You can here the capture noise, but the file doesn't appear on the desktop. After re-starting my Mac though, all the files are there.

    Also, this happens when downloading files from Safari. Thie file appears on the desktop while downloading but vanishes after it has completed.

    I can usually locate these files using Spotlight though. When I select for the file to be "reveal(ed) in finder", it locates the file as being on the desktop and it appears there, where it should be.

    All my software is up to date and I am running the latest version of OS X (10.4.8) but this bug is really annoying me.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway

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