Items in dock folders won't delete?

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

  1. Jawcl macrumors newbie

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    Mar 22, 2011
    #1
    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

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    #2
    Works both ways here. Maybe a default dock plist file would straighten things out. Know the drill?
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    #3
    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:
    /Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist​
    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

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    #4
    I deleted the .plist file before but I forgot to relaunch the dock. Thank you for your help :)
     

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