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

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

  1. 420benz macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2012
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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


    Jan 11, 2012
    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

    Mar 23, 2012
    Cambridge UK
    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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