Why do I keep getting this question mark on the Dock?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by 420benz, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. 420benz macrumors 6502

    420benz

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    #1
    A folder in the Dock had a large ? on it and everything in it was gone.Is this something i did?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    #2
    Just drag it off the Dock and let go. It will be gone. It's something you added to the Dock, then later deleted or moved to a different location. Remember, Dock icons are just aliases (shortcuts) pointing to actual files/folders/apps. You can delete the target, but the alias will remain until you delete it.
     
  3. 420benz thread starter macrumors 6502

    420benz

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    OK I removed it but could not find the Alias in finder. The folder had three shortcuts in it. I had to Google them and add them back on to the Dock in another folder.
     
  4. Dr FranknFurter macrumors member

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    Cambridge UK
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    I get this mainly for USB thumb Drives etc, it's normal it's just looking for what was once there. I quite like it as it tells me straight away if one of my USB Drives is hiding around the back of Mac!:)
     

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