Items in dock folders won't delete?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Jawcl, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Jawcl macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2011
    Hey guys, whenever I try to delete something in downloads or documents (the dock shortcuts) by dragging them out of the pop out windows to the trash they don't go. But when I open the folder itself it works fine. Does anyone else have this issue and maybe know how to fix it?

    Thank you!
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Works both ways here. Maybe a default dock plist file would straighten things out. Know the drill?
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    First, try rebooting. That's a basic step in troubleshooting.
    Next, try dragging the Downloads and Documents folders off the Dock, then re-add them by dragging from Finder to the Dock.
    If that doesn't work, try deleting the .plist file, as Gregg2 suggests. It's located here:
    After deleting it, you can either log off and back on, or launch Terminal and press enter after you type this command:
    killall Dock​
  4. Jawcl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2011
    I deleted the .plist file before but I forgot to relaunch the dock. Thank you for your help :)

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