2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 13, 2012 3:59 AM by vproven
vproven Level 1 (0 points)

Can someone help me get rid of this?  I am not sure why this appeared on my desktop and do not know how to get rid of it.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • softwater Level 5 (5,370 points)

    You don't want to delete it, but neither should you be seeing it. In order to return your desktop to its default setting, do the following:


    1. Open Terminal.app (Applications > Utilities > Terminal.app)


    2. Copy and paste the following command into the Terminal window (do not attempt to type it):


    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles FALSE; killall Finder


    3. Press 'return' on your keyboard.


    Your desktop should be back to normal. You can quit Terminal now.

  • vproven Level 1 (0 points)

    That seems to have solved it.  Thanks.