Missing icons in Finder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Kahnyl, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    Over the last few days I've noticed a problem with missing icons. It seems to mainly effect icons in the Trash but I have one or two missing icons for videos and apps within the Finder and on the Desktop. The icon is completely gone - I have to click on the filename to select it. Quicklook works OK (for video).

    I can't think of anything I've installed that would have done it except Onyx, but I haven't run that in weeks. I did repair permissions a few days ago but I doubt that could break this. It persists after a reboot. I can't get it to happen on command, it just randomly occurs. Creating a New Folder always works OK.

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Maybe your Finder plist is corrupt. Go down this path: HD/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences
    and move this file: com.apple.finder.plist to your Desktop.
    Restart the computer. This will make a default Finder plist file in Preferences.
    Did that help?
     
  3. Kahnyl thread starter macrumors 68000

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  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Glad it worked. Of course, you can Trash the file you moved out onto the Desktop. :)
     

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