3 Replies Latest reply: Jun 16, 2012 6:35 PM by X423424X
rcw_Austin Level 1 Level 1

When I open the info for desktop, the kind is "anything" and Open with is "BBE Edit.app".

How I reset it to folder?

Mac Pro (Early 2008), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6

    Get Info for a folder doesn't provide you any Open With.  The Desktop folder is in your home directory.  So exactly what are you looking at?


    Do you no longer have a folder in your home directory called Desktop (is that even possible)?  Can you no longer drag things on to the desktop on your screen?

  • rcw_Austin Level 1 Level 1

    I click on my desktop and make the finder active.

    I right-click (or file) get-info and get info on the desktop.

    Under the General Drop-down, Kind is Anything

    Further down Open With displays BBEdit.App


    A regular folder, Desktop included, has Kind: Folder, and, you are right, no Open With is displayed.


    If i open up a list of files under my userid, Desktop is there, and the Kind is listed as Anything.


    I wouldn't really care except I can not create files of any kind including folders, nor move the ones that are there, on the desktop.

  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6

    Rename that folder.  Then log out and log back in to see if you have a new Desktop folder.  If not create a new Desktop folder explicitly.   Then log out and back in.  See if any of these restore a normal working Desktop folder.