Help! I deleted some stuff out of downloads folder, now I can't change desktop BG

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by srflores, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. srflores macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2010
    In attempt to get rid of some unneeded documents on my computer I tried to filter through my downloads to delete old downloads. I thought I was only deleting things that I had downloaded online, but apparently I deleted something important because now I can't change the desktop background.

    I already (and stupidly) emptied the Trash.

    I dont know what other functions have been disabled. I tried Repair Disk Permissions. And I can't find the plist screensaver thing.

    What do I do now?
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    There's nothing in the Downloads folder you could have deleted that would have caused problems. The only file that comes in there is a PDF file that's perfectly safe to delete. More likely something else is the cause. Let us know anything else you've done recently.

  3. dissolve macrumors 6502a

    Aug 23, 2009
    And what do you mean by "can't change background." What method are you using to change it that's not working?

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