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705 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2007 11:18 AM by motc
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2007 10:48 PM (in response to motc)If the Finder thinks that there is a problem with the desktop database or if the files have been moved, it will rebuild the desktop the next time it starts up. This can also happen if the File Exchange control panel was disabled the last time the desktop was rebuilt, as this control panel's functionality affects the database.
If you have Mac OS X installed on the system and you rebuild the desktop from Mac OS 9, the process will take a long time because it is checking all of the files Mac OS X uses. This can be avoided by using the Classic pane of System Preferences to rebuild the desktop.
(19117)iMac DV 450, Mac OS X (10.3.9)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2007 9:16 AM (in response to Niel)Thanks Niel.
I did as you suggested and it took about 5 seconds!
So, if I understand you right, when rebuilding the desktop from OS 9 (with a dual boot OS 9/10 configuration), OS X files are also being checked, and this isn't necessary? I guess what I'm asking is, is the rebuild still as thorough as if done while booted to OS 9?
Actually, is there even a need (or a way) to rebuild the desktop in OS X?
Thanks in advance.iMac G3, iBook G3, Mac OS 9.2.x, iMacG3: 400 MHz; 64 MB; 10 GB. iBookG3: 900 MHz; 640 MB; 40 GB
Currently Being ModeratedJan 14, 2007 9:55 AM (in response to motc)1. Yes. Most of the Mac OS X files don't contain anything which will be added to the desktop database.
2. If you don't use Mac OS 9 or Classic, there is no reason to rebuild the desktop. Mac OS X does not use the desktop database outside of Classic.
(19155)iMac DV 450, Mac OS 9.2.x