icons don't appear on desktop

RoxStrongo

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 8, 2005
171
0
Bournemouth, UK
sometimes when saving or receiving files to the desktop i find that the file does not appear there and must use spotlight to locate it and once selected there, the file appears. has anyone else had this sort of experience?

im using 10.4.6 ppc btw.
 

Eraserhead

macrumors G4
Nov 3, 2005
10,410
10,603
UK
Finder doesn't always refresh automatically, I have found it happens sometimes when you use the command line to copy files...
 

RoxStrongo

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 8, 2005
171
0
Bournemouth, UK
It mostly occurs when grabbing screenshots but also with downloaded files. clicking on the desktop does not refresh it though and the only way to find them is with spotlight.