9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 24, 2010 10:55 PM by Rod Hagen
aileent Level 1 (0 points)
Hi.

I just recently bought a MacBook Pro and was trying to familiarise myself until I made a silly move.

I was creating a "My Photos" folder and wanted to drag and drop it onto the desktop. Unfortunately, I must have moved my fingers to fast and dropped the "My Photos" folder in between the +Quick Look+ icon and the +Action Menu+ icon in the Finder. I have tried to drag the folder into the trash and deleting it, but it is still there. So I thought by deleting the "My Photos" folder, I would resolve the problem. However, I'm left with a question mark now.

Can anyone help me?

Here's the link to the print screen image of my problem. It's a little small, but yeah..

Thanks!

MacBook Pro 15.4", Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • aileent Level 1 (0 points)
    Sorry, here's the link http://twitpic.com/znnvr
  • Rod Hagen Level 7 (31,985 points)
    Have you tried just dragging it onto the desktop, where you wanted it in the first place, aileent?

    Cheers

    Rod
  • aileent Level 1 (0 points)
    Yes, I've tried dragging it. Now it's just a question mark and everytime I click on it, it says the item cannot be found (because I thought deleting it would work, but no).



    Ai Leen.
  • Rod Hagen Level 7 (31,985 points)
    Mmm,

    I suspect what you actually have with the "?" is an alias of the original folder, rather than the folder itself. What happens if you simply drag the "?" to the trash? Or highlight the "?", hold down the "command" key, and then select "Move to Trash" from the contextual menu that appears.

    Cheers

    Rod
  • aileent Level 1 (0 points)
    I've tried that as well. I can't seem to delete it at all..
  • Rod Hagen Level 7 (31,985 points)
    If you highlight the "?" icon in Finder, aileent, and then choose "Get Info" from the "File" menu, then click on the little triangle next to "Sharing and permissions" so that the information about who can "read and write" to the file, what does it say?

    Cheers

    Rod
  • iVmichael Level 6 (13,725 points)
    Open the Finder window and then from the top menu bar under View select Customise Toolbar

    Once the drop down customise menu is visible you should be able to drag the unwanted folder icon down/out of the top bar and it will delete it. Click 'Done' to finish.

    I just duplicated your same 'problem' here and it made the unwanted (deleted) folder icon vanish.

  • aileent Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for your help, Michael!

    And thanks for your help too, Rod!

    It's all settled now.
  • Rod Hagen Level 7 (31,985 points)
    Ahhhh!

    I clearly wasn't paying enough attention! I thought you meant the copy in the folder and didn't even see the copy in the menubar! Obviously distracted by all of those batteries! (Sorry, aileen. That was an "in joke" for Michael!)

    Glad you've got it sorted! Did you use the method that Michael suggested?

    Cheers

    Rod