Icons and Folders Changing Icons by themselves

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Laurencia7, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Laurencia7 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    This is more of an issue than a real concern, considering that when my PC used to get these issues it would mean failure!

    But when I look sometimes in my "Mac HD" folder the icons in the left task "places" bar the icons have changed themselves. Like if the was a folder icon there once, there is a icon of an application of another program there instead. The Folder opens but the icon is not the same.

    Should I be concerned, and if so do a clean install of Leopard, and scrub the hard drive? Or is it a small glitch?

    If it happens again, I will take a screen shot.
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Milwaukee, WI
    #2
    Concerned? Well, that shouldn't be happening. But, I'd say it's a small glitch. First thing I'd try to fix Finder is here:

    HD/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist

    Move that file to your Desktop.
    Restart the computer. This will make a new file, set to defaults.
    Now, how does it do?
     

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