Stealth Files

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by whoabucko, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. whoabucko macrumors newbie

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    Hi.
    I would love some help from you Mac power-users.

    I went into System Preferences / Desktop and Screen Savers in order to change the desktop picture. While viewing the available pictures, I saw dozens of {what I thought were} pictures that had previously been deleted from the computer. Those pictures were located in a folder call "Folder".
    So I searched for that folder.... no luck.
    So then I searched for some of the specific names of the pictures.... again no luck.
    I even searched ".jpg" and scrolled though countless pictures..... still no luck.

    I then decided to select one of those pictures for the desktop image. After doing so, it showed up on the desktop (so it must reside somewhere on this computer).
    I then decided to click on the image in order to get it's properties (Get Info). Apparently that doesn't work on a Mac the same as it works on Windows, since the path was rather generic: /Users/myName.

    Well.... the image is on the screen - even though I am sure that I had deleted it from the computer long ago - and yet I can't find that image anywhere on the computer.

    Any ideas as to what's going on???.... or where it is hiding???

    Thanks!
     
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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The wallpaper files are located in /Library/Desktop Pictures
    The default default image is in /System/Library/CoreServices/DefaultDesktop.jpg

    Your Library folders are hidden by default in Lion. To get to your /Library or /Users/yourusername/Library (also known as the ~/Library) folders in Lion:
    • Launch Finder and click Go > Go to Folder and type: /Library or ~/Library
    • Hold the Option key while clicking the Go menu item, which reveals your ~/Library folder in the menu.
    • Make it permanently visible by entering the following command in Terminal, then press the Enter key:
      chflags nohidden ~/Library​
    • 18 ways to view the ~/Library folder in Lion
     

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