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The only icon on my desktop is my HD

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JStiltner33 Calculating status...
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Oct 20, 2013 7:01 PM

I restarted my MacBook Pro  and all the icons have vanished. The HD is the only thing there, so I can see the desktop items from the HD but they do not show up on the desktop. Anyway I can get them to "re-appear" on the desktop?

MacBook Pro, Leopard 10.5
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,790 points)
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    Oct 20, 2013 9:06 PM (in response to JStiltner33)

    Hello,

     

    First, Safe Boot , (holding Shift key down at bootup), use Disk Utility from there to Repair Permissions, test if things work OK in Safe Mode.

     

    Then move these files to the Desktop for now...

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist

     

    /Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist

     

    Reboot & test.

     

    PS. Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.

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