2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 30, 2009 10:30 PM by Király
rbmerritt6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
So I have a picture set as my desktop, which at one time I grabbed from my pictures folder, but now I can't find that picture. I know the picture is still on my computer, because it's still as my desktop. But as I look through every single picture in the picture folder, it's not there. Is there a way to see the path of the desktop picture?

Macbook Pro 2.4 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • 1. Re: How do I find my desktop picture
    Király Level 6 Level 6 (9,475 points)
    The path to the location of the current Desktop picture is stored in this file:

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

    If you try opening this file in TextEdit you might be able to find the path to the picture file in there. But the file is in binary format which makes it look a little garbled in TextEdit.

    Better would be to open it with Property List Editor, which requires you to have installed Xcode from your Leopard DVD. You should have not trouble finding the path to the current Desktop picture then.
  • 2. Re: How do I find my desktop picture
    westongallagher Level 4 Level 4 (1,225 points)
    rbmerritt6,

    I would start looking here: Macintosh HD -> Users -> YOUR USER -> Library -> Caches -> Desktop -> iPhoto Album ->

    Hope that helps,
    Weston