How to Make Phantom Desktop Icon Spaces Go Away?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by legaleye3000, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    On my desktop, I have some icons in a row but its as if there is an icon in the row of icons but its blank space. I cannot put any icon in this space. Any idea how to fix this? I hope I make sense... Thanks!
     
  2. MC6800 macrumors 6502

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    Jun 29, 2016
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    You could first check what files are actually there by viewing the Desktop folder in a Finder window in list mode. If there are no phantom files appearing there, you could try setting your desktop (using Command-J) to sort by name (setting the sort back to "None" will restore any manual arrangement).
     

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