Some files (DMG/etc) have no icon??

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by eroxx, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    For some files on my BRAND new 2012 iMac, I see the file name, but just white space where the icon should be. This happens mostly with iso/dmg files, but some others also ...

    Any info would be helpful; thanks!
  2. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2008
    Georgetown, Texas
    Relaunch Finder

    Alas, I am not the one to explain why this happens, though I can add that it is not unusual and AFAIK, it causes no harm.

    The remedy is to hold down the Option & Control keys while clicking on the Finder in the dock. A window will then appear allowing you to Relaunch the Finder. Do that. This almost always works, though you may need to do it twice.
  3. Ledgem macrumors 65816


    Jan 18, 2008
    Hawaii, USA
    Sometimes I get something similar with my hard drives. The Finder side bar shows the drive's custom icon, but it appears on the desktop as the bare drive icon. Simply clicking and dragging the icon around even by one or two pixels causes the icon to reload.

    I don't remember if I've had that specific issue with regular files, but it might be worth a try. It'd be easier than reloading the Finder entirely. I'm not sure why it happens, either; I've repaired permissions many times before, so that's not the issue (for me, at least).

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