home and net icons on desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MotorcycleBetty, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. MotorcycleBetty macrumors member

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    Hello,

    About a week ago, a couple of icons mysteriously showed up on my desktop - one is called "home" and one is "net". I can't do anything with them. Where did they come from, and how can I get them to go away?
     
  2. johto macrumors 6502

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    Show us a screenshot.
     
  3. NAG macrumors 68030

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    And what did you do just before they showed up.
     
  4. MotorcycleBetty thread starter macrumors member

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    I can't remember doing anything unusual before they showed up...

    Here's the screenshot, along with a finder window showing the two items, which are up in the top right of the screen.
     
  5. NAG macrumors 68030

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    You sure you didn't install a haxie or use a "maintenance" utility (I quote that because they aren't necessary for maintenance and more often than not mess up your machine).
     
  6. MotorcycleBetty thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I'm not sure. I do have MacJanitor, and maybe I ran it - I don't remember. Could that have caused this? And if so, how can I fix it?
     
  7. johto macrumors 6502

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    Hey, can you do another screenshot which shows "Get Info" info on both icons.

    Use cmd+i to get the info panels, and also make the new screenshot with better resolution :p
     
  8. peterMankato macrumors newbie

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    Screen shot of same icons

    I have the same icons on my desktop. Here is a screen shot. [​IMG]
    I recently installed a Seagate Free Agent external drive and also have been reinstalling PHP and MySQL and mySQLAdmin on my MacBook Pro OS X 10.5.

    Any help on what is loading these up on my desktop would be much appreciated.

    Peter
     
  9. MotorcycleBetty thread starter macrumors member

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