8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2011 4:26 PM by cornelius
createabundance Level 1 Level 1

Hi,

 

I'm new to using the apple and accidentally deleted the entire folder

document from my desktop in

my macbook pro together with all the info in it. 

How do I recreate or replace it?

Thanks for your help.


Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
Reply by Mrguidogenio on Jun 22, 2011 2:54 PM Helpful

The Trash is not on the desktop but on the Dock. If something is pulled off from the Dock, this doesn't mean the item is deleted because the thing in the Dock was just a shortcut.

To put the Documents folder again in the Dock, open a finder window, go to your Home folder and drag the Documents folder to the Dock.

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  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6

    createabundance wrote:

     

    Hi,

     

    I'm new to using the apple and accidentally deleted the entire folder

    document from my desktop in

    my macbook pro together with all the info in it. 

    How do I recreate or replace it?

    Thanks for your help.

    By deleting it from the the desktop do you mean that you deleted it from the sidebar of the Finder window, or did you delete it from the Home Folder?

     

    cornelius

  • createabundance Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Cornelius,

     

    It was a document folder next to the Apps folder and in between the Trash

    on the desktop.

    Thanks for your prompt response.

  • createabundance Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Cornelius,

     

    It was a document folder next to the Apps folder and in between the Trash

    on the desktop.

    Thanks for your prompt response.

  • Mrguidogenio Level 2 Level 2

    The Trash is not on the desktop but on the Dock. If something is pulled off from the Dock, this doesn't mean the item is deleted because the thing in the Dock was just a shortcut.

    To put the Documents folder again in the Dock, open a finder window, go to your Home folder and drag the Documents folder to the Dock.

  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6

    Your Document folder resides in your Home Folder, as the previous post explains. What is in the Dock is an alias. If you do not use the icon in the Dock to access your Documents Folder, you can just leave it as is. If you do use it, then follow the directions in the previous post. Meanwhile, rest assured that your Documents Folder and its contents are still in your Home Folder.

     

    cornelius

  • createabundance Level 1 Level 1

    Hi

     

    Thank you so much for your help.  I did follow your

    instructions but it would not allow me to drag the

    documents folder to the dock.  Any other suggestions?

     

    Thanks

  • captfred Level 7 Level 7

    Make sure you drag it to the right of the separator line on the dock.

     

    Captfred

  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6

    Open a Finder window

    Select your Home folder in th sidebar

    Select the Documents Folder

    Click and hold and drag down to Doc

    Move folder to the right side of the separator. It should stick.

     

    cornelius