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Downloads folder icons problem

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Jan 27, 2013 1:24 AM



I´m a Imac newbie, and i´m having a problem with the downloads folder.

Now the icons instead of a images it showns as a square enclosed by a dotted line

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Any suggestios?

Thank you

iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • iMacLate2012-27inch Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 1:35 AM (in response to fonsi64)

    That was a strange problem... Is it only the downloads folder that is affected? Try to delete the content and then put some new files in the folder, then restart. Does the same thing happend again?

  • Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (12,200 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 2:22 AM (in response to fonsi64)

    Maybe it's a corrupt preference file. You could try recreating it - it'll mean reconfiguring it the way you like it, but it might work.


    Click on the Desktop and hold down the option/alt key and from the Go Menu select Library>Preferences and find this file:



    Move it to the desktop (so that you can put it back if this makes no difference) and restart and it should create a new preference using the defaults. Check to see if it's made a difference.

  • Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (12,200 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 2:24 AM (in response to fonsi64)

    You could also try a Safe Boot which can sometimes fix odd things.


    Restart holding down the Shift key until you see a grey progress bar. Once booted restart as normal from the Apple menu. Any difference?

  • Paul_31 Level 6 Level 6 (12,200 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 12:49 PM (in response to fonsi64)

    Great - glad you figured it out.


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