Strange Finder icon in dock!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TylerFerris, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. TylerFerris macrumors newbie

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    I have had my MacBook Pro for 1 day and I see this glitchy icon in my dock: [​IMG]

    If anybody has seen this before or have a solution please help!
     

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  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    does a restart fix the issue?

    what happens if you drag the dock to the left/right side of the screen?

    what applications have you installed?
     
  3. TylerFerris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Restart doesn't fix I've only installed microsoft office and some other applications that are pretty much required for a university student and dragging doc doesn't help... I have tried everything, its really weird.
     
  4. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

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    Can you take an image of your entire doc? (including other Icons)
     
  5. TylerFerris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep... Here we go!

    If you need it bigger I can do that too...

    Thanks for your help guys!
     

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  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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  8. blackliquorish macrumors newbie

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    The specific steps I followed as derived from previous comments are:
    1. In Finder go to ~/Library/Preferences/
    2. Locate com.apple.dock.db and com.apple.dock.plist (maybe that .db is the relevant item but I took the next step on both and all was fine)
    3. Insert a "_" character at the beginning of each item -- this revision to the name will cause the OS to think they're no longer there.
    4. In terminal.app run: killall Dock
    5. Result: the OS rebuilds both items _and_ the messed-up cached Finder icon is fixed.

    Thanks all for your help on this. You know how we all get stressed out when our Mac's aren't perfectly gorgeous. :)
     
  9. devilstrider macrumors 6502a

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    Nice to know just in case I have the same issue.
     
  10. Bluekat macrumors newbie

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    I'm confused.
    This is just your Finder icon. It is supposed to be in the dock.
    Am I missing something?
     
  11. Hisdem macrumors 6502a

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    You are :)

    Look above the icon, it's ghosted.
     

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