Missing Desktop

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

  1. jblunda macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2008

    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


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    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

    May 12, 2008
    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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