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HT2478 Desktop image problem

195 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Jan 24, 2013 4:32 AM by noondaywitch RSS
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Since restoring the system from time machine onto a new hard drive I've lost the pre loaded images for the desktop. Has anybody else suffered this problem? Can somebody help me recover these images?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)
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    Jan 24, 2013 4:32 AM (in response to Edge76)

    They're stored at;

    Macintosh HD > Library > Desktop Pictures


    Navigate to that folder. If it's empty (or missing), leave it open on the desktop, and go to the TM symbol on the right of the menu bar. Click to open the drop-down, choose "enter Time Machine".


    If the folder there is empty (or missing), step back through the timeline to see if they were present earlier (must be if you had a background!).


    When (if) you find them, either select all (⌘A) the contents or just select the folder and click the restore tab at the right of the 'Dock' at the bottom.


    Read Pondidi's article before proceeding to be sure you have it right.


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