Movie folder missing from home directory

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pbrstreetgang, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. pbrstreetgang macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2008
    Hi there, I have a Macbook C2D 2.0ghz running Leopard 10.5.2 and the movie folder is missing from my home folder. I checked time machine and it was not showing in an earlier back up. If I log into the administrator it appears as normal when clicking on home in the dock or finder. I would appreciate any help on this, I tried a search and the folder was not found. Could the folder be found somewhere in the system files or library, or am I looking at a reinstall? I did change my system icons a month or so ago but unfortunately cannot recall if the problem started here. Thanks for any help.
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    did you have any movies in there that you cannot afford to lose? if not just create a new folder in your home directory called "Movies" and it should get the movie icon.

    you said you logged into Administrator? is that a different account to your main one? if so then of course it will have a movies folder, its a new account with a different home folder. dont worry about the Administrator account and focus on your own.
  3. pbrstreetgang thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2008
    Thanks very much for your help, I just created the new folder and it got the movie icon. There wasn't anything important in the folder before it disappeared so no great loss. One more thing, is there a way of placing the pictures, and movies folder into the finder wondow sidebar under "places"? All I have in the sidebar at the moment is, documents and applications. Thanks again for your help.
  4. jodelli macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2008
    Windsor, ON, Canada
    richthomas has already mentioned the new folder rename 'Movies' thing, and if you see the 'live' clapboard overlay on the Movies folder you're good to go.

    If you can recall even one of the missing file names Spotlight it. If it comes up I bet other missing files can be found nearby in the same tree or folder. Then you can move them where you want.

    I have 10.4.11 so I'm not sure about Leopard.
    In the Finder, go to your 'Home' in the sidebar. The contents such as Movies, Music and Pictures will show up in the window to the right. Drag one over to the sidebar. It should stick. I just deleted Pictures in the sidebar and replaced it and it worked for me.
  5. pbrstreetgang thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2008
    Thanks to you all for the advise, worked great for me. This is one of the key advantages of owning a Mac, the community helped me solve my problem within minutes, thanks again.

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