I deleted the Desktop Pictures images!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by SuperFreak, May 15, 2015.

  1. SuperFreak macrumors member

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    WELP! I was just trying to free up some space on my iMac, and found a folder roughly about 7-10GB in size, so deleted it, its all the contents of the Desktop Pictures folder, all I have in there is the 'solid colours' folder.

    How can I get the default desktop pictures wallpapers back!?

    Help please!

    Thanks
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    7 - 10 GB seems like more than just the Desktop Pictures folder located at "/Library/Desktop Pictures/". You probably should reinstall the OS.
     
  3. SuperFreak thread starter macrumors member

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    I deleted every .image/photo file i think :/ Is there no way I can re-download a folder with all those files folders again? I recover it somehow!?
     
  4. redheeler macrumors 603

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    What was the name of the folder you deleted? I ask because Desktop Pictures measures just 408.9 MB on my Yosemite Macs. Also, what version of OS X are you on?
     
  5. SuperFreak thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry I forgot to explain my specs.

    Im running OS X 10.9.2 Mavericks. slim 2013 iMac 21.5".

    And it's actually not just the desktop pictures that i deleted, its the screen savers too, and hundreds of other image files.

    I just went into finder, and searched for image/photo/picture 'Kind Of' file, and dragged them all into the trash.. I saw loads of "thumbnails" and files like that.

    I have only recently bought this iMac, so I wanted to clear as much space as i could to keep it fresh. I think I've really done something bad now tbh... Ah man
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There is no need to delete all images to keep your Mac "fresh", as many affect the basic functionality, as you've learned. There's not a lot of "bloat" in OS X to begin with, so caution is advised when deleting anything that's not a user file. Reinstalling OS X as redheeler recommended will fix everything.

    This may be useful: Freeing up drive space in Mac OS X
     
  7. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Reinstall the OS through Recovery by holding down Command-R at boot, and in the future keep GGJstudios's advice in mind.
     

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