Icon "frozen" to desktop (Lion 10.7.2)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by lylemo, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. lylemo macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2008
    I've merged 2 PDF docs. They have been filed and are no longer on the desktop. However, I am left with a single generic PDF icon on my desktop. The icon shows the Preview picture with letters PDF below the picture, and right upper corner is folded down. The name below the icon is the name of one of the 2 PDF docs that I had merged (e.g., xxxx.pdf). If I highlight the icon and try to Get Info, nothing happens. I can't Open the item. I can't move it anywhere else on my desktop; it's "frozen" in place. When I try to drag it to Trash, or Move to Trash, I get a message window with the Finder icon: "The item xxxx.pdf can't be moved to Trash because it can't be deleted". Any ideas on how to get rid of it?
  2. natd1993 macrumors regular


    Jul 6, 2011
    Try going to >Force Quit...>Finder>Relaunch. Lion seems to have a problem with its icons, both on the desktop and on the dock. They sometimes freeze in place.
  3. lylemo thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 28, 2008

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