Finder + Desktop Issues

Discussion in 'macOS' started by djejrejk, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

    djejrejk

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    #1
    Finder is being very weird, not only can I not see my hard disks on my desktop, I can't right click on the desktop. They do show up in the finder window. I have tried the obvious stuff, checked finder prefrences, tried relaunching. I even tried a terminal command
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.Finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
    No luck so far.. I have also tried rebooting. Any ideas?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #2
    One cause of this is a full desktop. If your desktop has so many icons on it that the hard drive icons won't fit, they'll be stacked underneath other icons, where you can't see them.

    If that's not the case, then try these steps, in this order:
    1. Move/Delete the Finder's preference file, then relaunch the Finder
    2. Delete the Desktop's .DS_Store file from the Terminal, then relaunch the Finder
    3. Repair Permissions from Disk Utility
    4. Create a new user account, and see if the problem appears there - if it doesn't, something's wrong inside your account. If it does, something global is the cause.
     
  3. djejrejk thread starter macrumors 6502a

    djejrejk

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    Its not an icon problem, I deleted the plist file, it seems to work again. Thanks, it was driving me crazy!
     

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