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May 11, 2009

What does it mean when an icon "goes missing from the desktop" for a file. The name of the file is still there, but the icon itself has gone "invisible."

I am including a screen shot. A short while ago you would have been able to see a folder icon above the name. Now you only see the desktop background.

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I can't think of anything I've installed that would have done it except Onyx, but I haven't run that in weeks. I did repair permissions a few days ago but I doubt that could break this. It persists after a reboot. I can't get it to happen on command, it just randomly occurs. Creating a New Folder always works OK.

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Oct 2, 2009

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My HDD icon, CD's and external volumes that I connect doesn't show. Not screenshots either, or other types of files.

As you can see there is nothing in the upper right corner.

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I've attached a screenshot of how it looks in the dock.

I know the uTorrent app has an icon, it was showed right when I downloaded the app and I haven't changed anything, but now it's gone. How do I get it back?

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