Missing Desktop

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jblunda, May 12, 2008.

  1. jblunda macrumors newbie

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    DOH!!!!

    Using the terminal, I somehow moved my desktop folder away from its regular spot and, hard to believe, now have issues.

    On the physical desktop, all the files are missing, except my drives.

    I found the folder, but I can't seem to put it back to where it should go.

    I tried this:

    mv /apps/Desktop /

    This moved it back to the 'root' folder, but the files aren't back on the physical desktop.

    Does anyone know where EXACTLY the Desktop folder belongs? If not, is there a workaround? My Desktop is useless until the issue can be resolved.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    In your home directory. Type mv Desktop $HOME.

    Don't play around in Terminal unless you know what you are doing :).
     
  3. jblunda thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know Terminal pretty well now, after installing MySQL and PHP software.

    I was actually able to figure it out, and will be more careful.

    sudo mv /my-butt /out-of-fire

    Thanks...this is a great forum!
     

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