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Jauhari Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

This is really pain and didn't good for me.

Why my Wallpaper reseted each time I restart my MacBook Pro? This is not just resetted but also all my wallpaper configuration set back to the default setting.

 

Any guide how to permanently fix it?


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Windows 7
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (158,400 points)

    From the Finder menu bar, select Go ▹ Go to Folder... and copy the following line into the text box that opens:

     

    ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktop.plist

     

    A Finder window will open with an item selected. Press the key combination command-I to open the Info window. In the Sharing & Permissions section of that window, do you have read & write access? Is the item locked? What is its modification date?

  • Jauhari Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Screen Shot 2012-04-04 at 8.53.08 PM.png

    Our OS X Lion didn't have this files. What should I do?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (158,400 points)

    Launch the Terminal application in any of the following ways:

     

    Enter the first few letters of its name into a Spotlight search. Select it in the results (it should be at the top.)

     

    In the Finder, select Go Utilities from the menu bar, or press the key combination shift-command-U. The application is in the folder that opens.

     

    If you’re running Mac OS X 10.7 or later, open LaunchPad. Click Utilities, then Terminal in the page that opens.

     

    Drag or copy — do not type — the following line into the Terminal window, then press return:

     

    ls -Oel ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.*.plist

     

    Post any lines of output that appear below what you entered — the text, please, not a screenshot.

  • Jauhari Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here is what we got...

     

    jauhari:Preferences jauhari$ ls -Oel ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.*.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             978 Apr  4 12:11 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.AddressBook.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -              95 Apr  4 12:11 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.AddressBookSourceSync.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             554 Apr  4 18:19 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.BezelServices.plist

    -rw-r--r--  1 jauhari  staff  -             350 Apr  4 06:14 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.BluetoothAudio.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             538 Feb  1  2011 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.BluetoothFileExchange.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -              80 Mar 28 14:16 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.CaptiveNetworkAssistant.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             154 Apr  3 21:57 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Chess.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             832 Apr  3 11:19 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Dictionary.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             109 Mar 25 18:25 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.DiskUtility.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             112 Mar 25 08:07 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.FileSyncAgent.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             311 Mar 28 11:37 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.FontRegistry.user.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             882 Apr  4 09:13 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.LaunchServices.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             119 Apr  4 13:40 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.MassStorageCamera.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -              67 Mar 27 08:47 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.MobileDeviceCrashCopy.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             119 Mar 27 08:45 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.PTPCamera.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             623 Apr  4 20:59 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.PreferenceSync.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -           11478 Apr  4 20:17 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Preview.LSSharedFileList.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             118 Apr  4 20:18 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Preview.SandboxedPersistentURLs.LS SharedFileList.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -              94 Apr  4 20:18 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Preview.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             118 Mar 26 12:20 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.ProblemReporter.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -              73 Mar 25 08:36 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.PubSubAgent.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -            1646 Mar 28 05:14 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX.LSSharedFileList. plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -            1080 Mar 28 05:14 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX.plist

    -rw-------@ 1 jauhari  staff  -             133 Mar 25 19:29 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.RSS.plist

    -rw-------@ 1 jauhari  staff  -            2586 Mar 28 15:32 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Safari.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -           16026 Apr  3 21:56 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.ServicesMenu.Services.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             184 Mar 25 10:05 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SetupAssistant.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             111 Mar 25 17:47 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             107 Mar 25 10:18 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SystemProfiler.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -              66 Mar 26 08:28 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.TMLaunchAgent.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -           15939 Apr  4 21:06 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Terminal.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -            4094 Mar 26 14:14 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.TextEdit.LSSharedFileList.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             118 Mar 26 14:14 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.TextEdit.SandboxedPersistentURLs.L SSharedFileList.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -              66 Mar 25 10:05 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.adminframework.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             133 Apr  3 04:39 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.appstore.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             184 Apr  1 14:01 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.archiveutility.plist

    -rw-r--r--  1 jauhari  staff  -             366 Apr  1 11:07 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.cskit2.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             112 Mar 31 16:02 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dashboard.client.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             853 Mar 31 16:02 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dashboard.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -              78 Apr  4 06:54 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.desktopservices.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -            5045 Apr  4 07:01 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dock.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             784 Mar 25 16:20 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.tr ackpad.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -            1391 Mar 26 14:31 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.dt.Xcode.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -            5448 Apr  3 04:38 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.facetime.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -           10789 Apr  4 20:54 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             247 Apr  4 06:44 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.frameworks.diskimages.uiagent.plis t

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             786 Apr  4 13:11 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.help.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             205 Apr  3 10:12 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.helpviewer.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             653 Apr  4 13:11 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iApps.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -              95 Mar 31 17:00 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iCal.Alarm.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -              95 Apr  4 20:59 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iCal.helper.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -            1436 Mar 25 21:17 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iCal.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             728 Apr  3 05:42 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iChat.AIM.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -            1196 Apr  3 05:42 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iChat.Jabber.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             218 Mar 25 18:44 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iChat.StatusMessages.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             447 Apr  3 05:42 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iChat.Yahoo.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -            7152 Apr  3 05:42 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iChat.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -           35527 Apr  4 13:31 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iMovieApp.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             118 Mar 27 08:46 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iPhoto.LSSharedFileList.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -           16890 Apr  4 13:32 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iPhoto.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             421 Mar 27 08:45 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iPod.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -           14702 Mar 25 20:30 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iTunes.eq.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -          162615 Apr  4 09:55 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iTunes.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -              76 Mar 30 04:44 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iTunesHelper.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -            1298 Apr  1 12:17 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iWork.Numbers.LSSharedFileList.pli st

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -            1870 Apr  1 14:11 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iWork.Numbers.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -              96 Apr  3 05:42 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.imservice.FaceTime.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             447 Apr  3 08:10 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.internetconfigpriv.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -              95 Mar 25 10:06 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.librariand.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -            5516 Apr  3 21:56 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginitems.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             354 Apr  4 21:03 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -            7929 Mar 31 15:31 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mail.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -              62 Apr  3 04:39 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.mobile.iTunes.store.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             120 Apr  3 11:19 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.preference.desktopscreeneffect.pli st

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             138 Apr  1 11:38 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.quicklookconfig.plist

    -rw-r--r--  1 jauhari  staff  -           22832 Apr  4 17:46 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.quicktime.plugin.preferences.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -           21079 Apr  4 21:03 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.recentitems.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  compressed    326 Mar 25 08:04 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.scheduler.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             118 Apr  3 11:18 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.screensaver.plist

    -rw-r--r--  1 jauhari  staff  -            1095 Mar 30 06:42 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.security.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -           17596 Apr  4 21:04 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             116 Mar 30 16:46 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.spaces.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             162 Apr  3 21:57 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.speech.recognition.AppleSpeechReco gnition.prefs.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             365 Apr  3 04:39 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.storeagent.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             127 Mar 25 08:06 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.symbolichotkeys.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -            1317 Apr  4 08:41 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systempreferences.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             520 Apr  3 21:55 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.systemuiserver.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             228 Mar 25 10:06 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.ubd.plist

    -rw-------  1 jauhari  staff  -             406 Mar 25 08:06 /Users/jauhari/Library/Preferences/com.apple.universalaccess.plist

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (158,400 points)

    Please read this whole message before doing anything.

     

    This procedure is a diagnostic test. It’s unlikely to solve your problem. Don’t be disappointed when you find that nothing has changed after you complete it.

     

    The purpose of this exercise is to determine whether the problem is caused by third-party system modifications that load automatically at startup or login. Disconnect all wired peripherals except those needed for the test, and remove all aftermarket expansion cards. Boot in safe mode and log in to the account with the problem. The instructions provided by Apple are as follows:

     

    • Be sure your Mac is shut down.
    • Press the power button.
    • Immediately after you hear the startup tone, hold the Shift key. The Shift key should be held as soon as possible after the startup tone, but not before the tone.
    • Release the Shift key when you see the gray Apple icon and the progress indicator (looks like a spinning gear).

     

    Safe mode is much slower to boot and run than normal, and some things won’t work at all, including wireless networking on certain Macs.

     

    The login screen appears even if you usually log in automatically. You must know your login password in order to log in. If you’ve forgotten the password, you will need to reset it before you begin.

     

    While in safe mode, change your desktop background. Then log out without rebooting, and log back in. Is the change retained?

     

    After testing, reboot as usual (i.e., not in safe mode) and verify that you still have the problem. Post the results of the test.

  • Jauhari Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    We have do what you guide... to restart my OS X Lion on Safe Boot and try to make any wallpaper configuration the results is same, each time I change wallpaper and logout and login again, the wallpaper reset to original.

     

    We have try to create New Fresh Account on my OS X Lion to test does this problem happen on my default account or also happen on new fresh account and the answer is SAME. So the problem also happen on my others account (new fresh account created)

     

    Please Help me to solve this problem.

     

    Thanks

     

    Best Regards

     

    Jauhari

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (158,400 points)

    Back up all data.

     

    Boot from your recovery partition by holding down the key combination command-R at the startup chime. Release the keys when you see a gray screen with a spinning dial.

     

    When the Recovery desktop appears, reinstall the Mac OS. You don't need to erase the boot volume, and you won't need your backup unless something goes wrong. If your Mac didn’t ship with Lion, you’ll need the Apple ID and password you used to upgrade, so make a note of those before you begin.

  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,675 points)

    Where are the photos used for your desktop stored on your system? Have you tried using a photo that is directly in the Finder or are you using a photo in a library such as iPhoto or Aperture? Is the photo on the main boot drive, or is it on a networked volume or a secondary hard drive on your system? Try copying the photo from its current location to your home folder or to your Desktop, and then use the system preferences to select it as the desktop photo. When this is done, try restarting to see if it sticks.

  • Jauhari Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Does it's mean we need to CLEAN INSTALL to fix my Wallpaper Problem? Or can you tell more details about this steps please?

     

    Best Regards

     

    Jauhari

  • Jauhari Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Topher Kessler wrote:

     

    Where are the photos used for your desktop stored on your system? Have you tried using a photo that is directly in the Finder or are you using a photo in a library such as iPhoto or Aperture? Is the photo on the main boot drive, or is it on a networked volume or a secondary hard drive on your system? Try copying the photo from its current location to your home folder or to your Desktop, and then use the system preferences to select it as the desktop photo. When this is done, try restarting to see if it sticks.

    Our Photo located on the folder inside Pictures Folder. We have try the setup like on this screenshoot.

    Screen Shot 2012-04-05 at 5.05.53 AM.png

    Any clue about it?

     

    Best Regards


     

    Jauhari

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (158,400 points)

    Does it's mean we need to CLEAN INSTALL to fix my Wallpaper Problem?

     

    No, that's not what I wrote. When you boot into Recovery, the next step will be obvious.

  • Jauhari Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Boot from your recovery partition by holding down the key combination command-R at the startup chime. Release the keys when you see a gray screen with a spinning dial.

     

    Does it mean we need to make OS X Lion Bootable USB Flash Drive, Before we move to this step? Please tell more about "recovery partition" steps?

     

    Best Regards


     

    Jauhari

  • Jauhari Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    So on your previous guide..

     

    Back up all data.

     

    You said to backup the data is really important?  And about your latest link said that we need to have internet connection because OS X Lion will be downloaded from net.

     

    My terrible problem is my Internet Connection really slow to download OS X Lion that have size more than 4GB or we didn't need to download it?

     

    Sorry if ask a lot of question, this is my first problem so I really hope this will be fixed.

     

    Best Regards


     

    Jauhari

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