Intel Mac :: Files , Folders And Disks Don't Show On Desktop

May 6, 2012

My desktop have suddenly decided NOT to show files, folders and disks. I can se those files via Finder but not directly on the desktop. I have repaired permissions, verified the disk and ofcourse checked my Finder preferenses - but no go. The desktop shows what I want it to show if I switch user.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), iMac early 2009

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OS X :: External Drive And Disks Don't Show On Desktop, Visible In Disk Utility, Can't Burn DVD

Feb 8, 2010

Disks I put in the Superdrive, external hard drives, or anything in the USB or Firewire (thumbdrive, etc) -- nothing shows up on the desktop. All are visible in Disk Utility. USB thumbdrives and external hard drives are visible in the sidebar in Finder, but disks are not (only disk utility).

Because of this I can't burn a disk because the disk is not being recognized. In Disk Utility, the external hard drives appear mounted and can be opened in Finder, but why aren't they appearing on my desktop (they used to)?

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Dec 4, 2014

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Jun 17, 2012

I just bought a MacBood Pro and used the migration assistant to transfer my files from my PC to my mac and now I cannot find my files.  They are not in the corresponding folders where I thought they would show up.

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May 22, 2012

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Mar 14, 2012

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Jan 28, 2010

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Modify Or Delete Desktop Files And Folders In Mac OS 10.6.8?

Mar 21, 2012

i have Macbook pro running on Mac OS X, Snow Leopard ver. 10.6.8 . I am not able to delete rename and modify my desktop folder and files. even through the admin account and all previleges i cant move them to Thrash. as i try to delete them it asks for password and then no action takes place. i have even used repair permissions from disk utility, used the terminal window method but nothing happened. the "get info " shows read and write permision but still i cannot even rename them there.

Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Why Won't IPhone Show On Desktop

Apr 23, 2012

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Intel Mac :: Why Do Devices Not Show On Desktop

Apr 27, 2012

I use a Western Digital Passport as my external drive.  When I link the USB I get no icon on my desktop and the device is not recognised unless I activate the WD Smartware to unlock it.  That's not a lot of use when I want to download some files from a computer (like my wifes's) (also an iMac) which doesn't have the Smartware installed. why my desktop won't register the drive and why my wife's computer won't recognise the thing at all?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Desktop Disappears When Clicking On Folders?

May 27, 2012

I have a 20" white 2.16 GHz Intel iMac running OS 10.6.8 with 4GB of memory. Over the past year it has developed an odd fault. Whenever I try to open a folder (or select 'new folder' or 'new finder window' from the drop-down menu), it hangs for a couple of seconds and then all the icons/folders on the desktop disappear, leaving only the dock visible. After  about three seconds, the icons/folders all reappear. Oddly, if I persist in trying to open a folder, it eventually succeeds, typically after approximately 20 attempts, although sometimes the first couple of times a window actually does open, it disappears again as soon as I use the scroll bar. Eventually, it always seems to work, but takes around two minutes of frustrating effort to open any folder instead of the normal split second. 

Has anyone else encountered this problem? I've tried reinstalling the operating system and initialising the hard drive, but the problem still always's really annoying!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Get A Flash Drive To Show Up On Desktop?

Feb 18, 2012

When i insert a flash drive I can find it in the sidebar on finder but would like it to show up on my desktop. Is there a setting that will allow this.

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Intel Mac :: External Harddrives Does Not Show Up On Desktop

Apr 16, 2012

My backup harddrive has suddeny disappeared from my desktop. It happened after I shut off which took loger than usual. I have also two other external harddrives, which are new formatted that does not show up.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: External Harddrive Does Not Show On Desktop

May 20, 2012

Trying to back up data for genius bar appointment, but external harddrive is not showing on desktop.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.1)

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OS X :: Finder - Finding Finder Setting To Show Folders On The Top Before Individual Files

Mar 22, 2010

Is there a setting in OSX that will set the Finder to show folders on the top before individual files - much in the same way Windows does?

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Intel Mac :: Why Do External Hard Drives No Longer Show Up On Desktop

Jun 22, 2012

I have three external harddrives all of which are connected through different ports, all show up in finder, all show up in disk utility, but none of them will show up on my desktop. I looked at a few other posts similar to mine but the answers given to other problems have not worked. There is no way all three of my cords are causing a connection problem and I have repaired and verifyd all the drives and still nothing.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Apr 25, 2010

I have a unibody MBP with Snow Leopard on it. I haven't put a disk in it in a long time but tonight when I did, it slowly spins, etc and then ejects it in about 15 seconds. It doesn't show up in finder at all.

I first put in my snow leopard disk, then a dvd, then a music cd... nothing.

I went to the finder preferences and made sure everything looked ok, but no joy.

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Sep 2, 2009

After installing SL on a separate drive in a 2008 MacPro, the none of the four disks mount on the desktop. Also, the Migration Assistant doesn't recognize any disks.

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Aug 23, 2014

10.8 and 10.9 become a headache copying/moving files/folders between disks. After download selected images to my Imac from cards I used to move all of them to a local network backup disk (attached to a linux OS)

I don't do this anymore from a year ago: annoying warnings like "the file ... is in use" (not in use, even had been downloaded) stopped move; repeated procedure with the rest of the files included the 'used' one, over and over again and finally, after 12 times or so all files had moved. 100 files to move, stop, 80 files to move, stop, 60 files....... 

Same problem moving files between disks attached to the same iMac.'You have to provide an admin password...." -> Continue   Password set and again 'File ... is in use' (not in use, it is just backup file)Reseting the Mac.  Worse

.'You have to provide an admin password...."  No 'Continue' option, just only 'Ok' that will do.... nothing.My solution: Terminal: sudo mv source target 

I guess Finder has been tought to make life easier, isn't it?

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)

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Nov 30, 2014

I have an iMac 2011. Processor: 2.7GHz Intel Core i5/ Memory 4GB

OS X Yosemite, version 10.10.1 

After I change my OS from Mavericks to Yosemite, moving files between folders is very slow.

For example, if I move one jpg file in Desktop to Pictures folder (or just any other folders like Trash), it takes about 3 seconds. 

When I was still using Mavericks, it made that Ding sound and transferred files right away. However, now, although it makes the Ding sound right away, the file is still there for 3 seconds. 

I tried to clean up my mac using many apps, but they never fixed this problem.

I've also tried what I saw on this one thread. OS X File Transfers Very Slow

Go->Connect to Server then type "cifs://server-address" but it says there is a problem and did nothing. (maybe different issue) 

iMac, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Jul 3, 2012

The only disk appearing is the start-up. I have four others that are not appearing.

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Aug 28, 2009

I bought a Seagate Free Agent Go Flex External drive. I transferred all my files from my previous external HD. When I went to access my folders on my external HD, the folders are all locked, with Sharing and Permission section in the Information "Everyone: Read" only! I can't change any of the information or move things! All of them are locked and "read only." I know how to change it, but only manually, individually. I have several hundreds of folders and I don't want to manually change all of them to "Read & Write." Is their a way to let me re-set the folders to "Read & Write" easily??

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Intel Mac :: Delete Files Off Desktop?

Apr 16, 2012

Inadvertently added 1000s of jpg files to desktop .imac grinding to a halt! How do I easily delete all files off desktop?

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May 17, 2012

Since reorganizing my file system. when I click the "desktop folder"a message comes up "There is no application set to open the document 'desktop'. Further I am not able to drag any files onto the actual desktop.

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Intel Mac :: Photo Printer Not Locating Files On Its Desktop

Jun 5, 2012

My Canon photo printer does not recognize files on my desktop?

Canon has "never heard of this problem".

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Feb 5, 2012

I have a Windows PC. It has lots of shared folders. Suppose the name of the PC is "WinPC1". If I use a Windows laptop, I could easily see all shared folders by typing "\WinPC1" in the address bar. 

Now, I am using a Mac. I know I can add specific folders by adding the server as "smb://WinPC1/<individual folder name>", but it cannot map the root "smb://WinPC1". Suppose there are 100 shared folders, then I would have 100 mounted folders on Mac. 

Is there any way to map the root folder, like in Windows PC? I mean I only want a mounted folder for the "smb://WinPC1", not "smb://WinPC1/docs", "smb://WinPC1/musics",... and so on.

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ITunes :: TV Show 'Season' Folders On One Mac But Not Another?

Mar 12, 2012

Found an odd problem with iTunes on one of my Mac's. My TV shows on one mac are dropped in a Season X folder, while on the other Mac they are not. Both have the Season and Episode information filled out identically (same files on both Mac's), yet one creates the Season Folders and one does not. I would prefer that they are just put in a single folder rather than Season subfolders, but I can work with either. 

Both Mac's are set to allow iTunes keep the media folder organized and to copy the files to the media folder. 

I'm curious if there's a plist setting that controls the creation of the Season folder, and if this other mac has a legay PLIST seting that is causing this difference?

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Jun 1, 2012

Why do my iCloud folders not show up on my mac laptop? They did when I was working through Mobile Me.

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Intel Mac :: Unable To Move Or Trash Files On Desktop When Using Excel

Mar 19, 2012

When using Excel "microsoft Office" I find on my desktop files that I am unable to task, move or relocate. How can I clear my desktop?

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