Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 2:26 PM (in response to dave wedge)
I just tried this with OS X 10.5.8 by hitting the + button and selecting an image of mine.
My tests indicate that it puts an alias to the image in:
It does not move the original image from its location but it does copy it to a database file in:
The cache survives a shutdown but I suspect that you will have difficulty extracting anything from it.
If it came by email I suspect it could still be in any / all of these:
- the incoming email
- the sender's outgoing email
- on the incoming email server
I hope this helps
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 2:30 PM (in response to dave wedge)
Hi Dave, see if it's like these...
/Users/ThatUser/Library/Safari/Safari Desktop Picture.jpg
/Users/ThatUser/Library/Safari/Safari Desktop Picture.png
But could be .gif or a few more as far as extensions.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 7:13 PM (in response to Neville Hillyer)
Hi Neville, used to be Right Click would show Use as Desktop Pic, at some point it was moved to the Services Menu... about the point Apple thought the OS should imitate Monty Python's... Now for something completely different !
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 4:02 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Thanks BDAqua - just tried it with the nearest image I could find and now have a Desktop like this:
I checked further and discovered that it updated:
but did not update:
Perhaps fortunate that Safari does not use a database for these images.
I must remember to ask if email was accessed via a browser.
I still suspect the original is stored in email somewhere.
Good work the pair of you - well done.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 4:28 AM (in response to Neville Hillyer)
Strange - I deleted the image in the Safari folder and restarted. It is still my background image!
Plist and image databases show no signs of being changed.
Either hibernate is working or the image is stored elsewhere.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 11:15 AM (in response to BDAqua)
I took your advice with one minute and found it:
There are many caches here - most restricted - some quite old - a few appear important.