"?" in finder

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by hellfried, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. hellfried macrumors member

    May 3, 2008
    Why is there a big "?" in the finder window? (pls see attachment)
    when i click on it there is pop up screen which says 'item not found'.

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  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    It is a shortcut to some Finder add on you probably have deinstalled or doesn't work with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. To remove it, hold down the CMD key while dragging it off.
    The below post is also a good explanation, but maybe I should throw a fit.
  3. seong macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2010
    haha, I remember back in 2007 when I was wondering the same thing :)
    I bet that people are either ignoring you or going to rage you for not knowing it.
    The explanation to that is: The file/pic/doc is missing. Say, you created a new folder on your desktop, and put it next to that question mark. Then, you delete the folder from your desktop, and empty the recycle bin. then, you'll see that the folder icon just changed into a question mark.
  4. hellfried thread starter macrumors member

    May 3, 2008

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