Where the hell is it?

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  1. stevel58 macrumors newbie

    stevel58

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    #1
    I have various black and white photographs I rotate as my desktop. However, the attached photo keeps showing up but I can't find it anywhere on my machine. It is definitely not in the Library\Desktop\Black & White folder where all the other photos are.

    Where the $@*? is it? I've done a Spotlight search, manually trawled all my photos, etc and no show. :eek: :confused:

    Any ideas?
     

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  2. Ish macrumors 68010

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    lol wheeze wheeze, oh dear, that hasn't done my cough any good.
    Worth it though!:D

    Could it just have a code number and be in Pictures?
     
  3. CJRhoades macrumors 6502

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    It may be hidden. Try un-hiding hidden files and then look for it.
     
  4. emw macrumors G4

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    It may have been used before. Try deleting com.apple.desktop.plist from your preferences folder and re-specify the folder you want to use.

    In trying to research something for this post, I set a rotating folder up. I then switched back to my static image. But it continued to rotate images randomly. Deleting the plist file fixed it.

    Just a suggestion.
     
  5. stevel58 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi emw - can you confirm where the plist file is located?
     
  6. emw macrumors G4

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    #7
    Your user library > preferences folder.
     
  7. Canerican macrumors regular

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    Looks like the South Pacific. I don't think Japan
     
  8. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    #9
    This might not apply to rotating images (or leopard) but...

    My mac will continue to show a picture even if I've overwritten/deleted the file. There's a cache of desktops pictures in /Library/Caches/Desktop Pictures for every user on my machine, prefixed with their user ID number.
     
  9. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    I need your desktop picture. Please post it. I love it!
     
  10. stevel58 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks - I've deleted the file and am waiting to see whether it's worked. Looks promising.

    ROFL :D :D
     
  11. stevel58 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  12. ktbubster macrumors 6502a

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    that photo reminds me of Myst - Exile (Myst 3) ...
     
  13. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    That actually is a rather nice picture. If you do ever find out where it is, could you send me it? :D

    Back on topic, do you actually recognise the picture as one you've put on the computer yourself? Or is it completely foreign to you? I'm sure it doesn't come with Leopard.
     

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