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Desktop Wallpaper Folder Disappears

793 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Mar 22, 2013 11:32 AM by Frozen1968 RSS
jasond85 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 1, 2013 8:49 AM

When I upgraded to Mountain Lion a while back, I can never keep the wallpaper personal folder in my preferences to stay. It worked perfectly in Lion, but breaks everytime I leave System Preferences.


To be clear, the default wallpapers from Apple and my Aperture libraries come up perfectly each time. I am talking about when I add a folder that I store my own wallpapers in. The folder disappears each time I close system preferences.


Any ideas why? Running 10.8.2, but had the problem since 10.8.

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), (Nehalem)
  • isolindo Calculating status...
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    Jan 31, 2013 5:45 AM (in response to jasond85)

    I have this problem since ML first came out. It's definitely a bug and there is nothing we can do until the bug is sorted out by Apple.

  • Peter Olson Calculating status...
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    Mar 16, 2013 11:40 AM (in response to jasond85)

    Thanks to all of you.  I've been mystified.  If I could add something to the conversation, I'm running Lion 10.7.5, not Mountain Lion.  So, the bug isn't in Mountain Lion.  It started for me 1-2 months ago and continues.  I really appreciate your information.

  • Frozen1968 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 22, 2013 11:32 AM (in response to jasond85)


    Hey All.  I too am having this issue on my Macbook Pro with a clean install of Mountain Lion.  I did not back up from time machine or import settings from any other backup.  So when I say clean, I mean clean.  And yet, when I add a folder to Desktop settings, it disappears once I close out of preferences.  The work around was to import my pictures into Iphoto and choose a picture from there in desktop preferences.  That seems to be the workaround and it will keep the picture you chose in between bootups.  Hope that helps for now...COME ON APPLE!!!!


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