3 Replies Latest reply: Oct 11, 2012 11:30 AM by mende1
corvairkid Level 1 (15 points)

I am having a problem with saving my Desktop Background.

I can change it, but after restarting the computer, it reverts back to the previous Background.


I am using OS X 10.8.2 on a new 21.5 in. iMac.

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • mende1 Level 10 (92,231 points)

    Open Finder, select Go > Go to Folder, type ~/Library/Preferences, delete com.apple.desktop.plist and reboot

  • corvairkid Level 1 (15 points)

    Thank you!


    Actually, I just got off the phone with Apple and they had me do the same thing, along with some additional items (I also had a ScreenSaver problem) listed below:


    Here is a list of procedures we went through:

    - Navigated to ~/Library

    - From /Preferences, deleted:

    ByHosts folder





    - Deleted contents of Library/Saved Application State folder

    - Emptied trash, restarted computer



    Thanks again,


  • mende1 Level 10 (92,231 points)

    You're welcome