OS X :: Finder Stuck Wont Show Desktop Items

Oct 30, 2009

I am on OX I think or maybe just 10.4.1 I know that some corrupted files got on my desktop and its preventing me from accessing my desktop but I can still get applications to run, I tried removing the files using Terminal but when I do so it says Access Denied. This is my computer and there are no other users on this. I believe I backed up all my files to an External a few days before, how to get finder to load properly so I can delete the corrupted files or know another way to get the files to the trash since I cannot see them.

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OS X :: Menu Bar/Desktop Items Will Not Show Up

Mar 11, 2010

I have a Mac OS X version 10.5.8, one of the 2008 black/white models. Yesterday, I was messing around with my computer because the hard drive will not show up in the finder (I already did the system preferences, doesn't work). However, I guess I must have deleted something because when I restarted my computer, the menu bar blinks in and out unless i get onto safari but I can't get into finder at all. Also, All of my items on my desk top are gone. And I can't get into Itunes (file locked, on a locked disk, or do not have written permission to enter it)

I'm assuming this means I need to take it in and get it fixed. But I wanted to see if I can do anything to avoid that because I am in college and have a paper every week so I pretty much live off of my computer.

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Sep 2, 2010

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Feb 10, 2010

I have been using WD 1TB external USB hard disk for 4 months with my Macbook with Tiger 10.4 on it. I have plugged in the disk after I purchased without any special formatting or anything, and it worked fine so far. It just took a while, about few minutes, for the Macbook to show it on the desktop every time I got it disconnected and connected again. However, this time, I can not see the disk on the desktop nor on the Finder no matter what. I have plugged it in and out several times, I have restarted the machine etc. Nothing works. The disk is quite empty and it works fine with the PC..no cable problem or and disk failure issue for sure. I can see the disk on the Disk Utility app, but I can neither verify nor mount it...

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Mar 10, 2012

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Mar 22, 2010

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OS X :: Items Showing Up In Desktop Folder But Not On The Desktop Itself?

Mar 9, 2009

This doesn't happen all the time, but frequently enough to create a thread about it to find out what's going on.

I usually keep my desktop empty and use it to store stuff I'm going to process in the next hour anyway.
Sometimes my desktop is absolutely empty, but when I navigate to the following path: UserDesktop, the files do show up.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Sent Items Show 'to' Not 'from'?

Jun 12, 2012

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Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Items Get Stuck Between Desktops?

May 25, 2012

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I created an e-mail by dragging a photo to the Mail icon in the dock, but nothing happened so I repeated the exercise. Still nothing happened. I then created the e-mail by copying and pasting the photo into a new blank e-mail and thought nothing more about it. But now, when I swipe between desktops, I can see the two e-mails, complete with photos but no text, straddling two desktops but can't click on them to delete them.

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Mar 17, 2012

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Intel Mac :: Login Items Still Show Up Even Though I Have Them Unchecked

Feb 3, 2012

I have unchecked every app in the Login Items menu in System Pref. Even deleted them out of the menu. Safari, iTunes, Mail, and a Finder folder show up automatically when I restart or login to my iMac.† I have read some posts on this and I'm also aware that you can right click on the app in the dock and make sure it is unchecked to open at login. This problem seems to have started after I removed programs I did not want to start up in the Login Item menu in System Preferences.

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Mar 12, 2012

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Show Item Info On Only Select Items?

Mar 1, 2012

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Its Folders No Longer Show Number Of Items On Bottom

Mar 24, 2012

I have just updated to Lion and now my folders no longer show number of items on the bottom. Is there a fix for this? I allways found that handy. Now I have to click on an icon on the top, This is a backward step if that is now the only way to see the number of items.

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ITunes :: Get A 1080p Sort/Show Button In Purchased Items?

Apr 4, 2012

In Purchased Items,We need a Show/Hide Button to show any Resolution from 720 to 1080p, so we may see exactly what is D/Led, and what we may have missed, or need, we don't have. At any resolution  Offered from what we purchased and Deleted to save space on Drives. I have deleted all but the 1080p copies. Have I missed any 1080p from my Library I need? iTunes should be able to show this information. Select the 1080p choice and any purchase that has not been D/Led in the selected Resolution will show up in the Purchased window. *(only the resolution's selected).Also in Search we should be able to search by Resolution and Time (duaration of film)

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May 10, 2012

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3), RAM: 4GB

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OS X :: Adding Items To The Finder's Go Menu?

Feb 9, 2006

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Mar 24, 2012

When I select and item and click Show Info ( command + I) nothing appears. What can I do?

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May 15, 2012

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OS X :: Placing Items On Desktop Anywhere

Dec 25, 2009

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OS X :: How To Set Desktop Items Name Appear Beside Icons

Feb 10, 2009

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MacBook Pro :: Do Desktop Items Take Up Ram

Mar 28, 2012

I was at the apple store diagnosing something, and the lady told me that item's on my desktop take up ram.  I have a couple folders with tons of videos in them on my desktop.  My ram would surely be shot if they took up ram

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OS X :: New Folder From Selected Items In Finder - Exist?

Dec 1, 2008

I frequently want to grab a ton of junk on say my desktop and sort them into folders. Process is "make new folder, select all the items I want to go in it, drag them to it, name folder, move folder to where I want". What I want it to be able to do is select all those items and have a contextual menu command "Make New folder from selected". Ideally, popping up an Open/Save dialog letting me choose where to put the new folder and allowing me to name it. On closing dialog, I have my new renamed folder with all my selected stuff in it, wherever I want on my HD with no extra dragging and clicking. Does this sound worthwhile to anyone else? Am I missing some way that this can be done? Seemed like an obvious thing to me, was kind of puzzled to discover (AFAIK) no way to do it.

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Feb 27, 2012

Window doesn't show number of items and hard drive space remaining. How can i change that?

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OS X :: Dragging Items To Desktop Location?

Nov 5, 2009

Basic questions: When I drag an item to the desktop, say, a mail message, it always appears on the right side of the screen no matter where I release my mouse on the drop. Is there any way to have an item appear where I release the drag-and-drop, or will the dragged item always go to the right side of the desktop?

Another question: is there any way to select a bunch of mail messages and drag them into a folder. I know you can do it where all the emails get merged into one text file, but is there a way to keep them all as individual emails with a group drag and drop?

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OS X :: Need To Rearrange Desktop Items After Every Startup

Mar 23, 2010

I don't usually turn off my MB, only when I need to bring to school then it's off. Well, when turn it back on, the items on desktop are not in the same place, I have to rearrange them. Preferences are set.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Burning Desktop Items To A DVD?

Feb 11, 2012

Re: Burning Desktop files and documents to a DVD - iMac - Lion. According to the "Help" feature, I put in a blank DVD and selected Finder as I was asked to do.  I tried to move some files into the blank DVD window from my Desktop.  But I could only move ONE file into the blank DVD window.  It would NOT let me move any more files into the blank DVD window after  moved the first one in.  Why is that?    

The "Help" featuer said I could move in my files and documents one at a time and them burn them all on the DVD.  This is what did for years on my older iMac with Panther. 

how to simply burn my Desktop folders and documents to a DVD. I did figure out how to burn ALL of the Desktop items to a DVD at the same time.  I am asking about individually moving the items into the DVD window to be burned. 

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OS X :: Corrupted Finder/Move To Trash Menu Items?

Feb 15, 2010

Lately, my iMac (Snow Leopard, mid 2007) is beachballing quite much and I just discovered one problem with Finder. I have to Move To Trash options (see attachment). I wonder what that comes from and if it could be the reason of the beach balls.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Asking For Admin Password To Put Items In Trash

Apr 1, 2012

The finder keeps wanting my admin password to put items in the trash - is there a solution to this? Repaired permissions, only an admin user on the machine, no other users.

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