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Mar 18, 2012

Today, with no major changes at all (or downloads), The screen on my MBP no longer shows the files, folders, and aliases I had set up. Only the Hardrive and Idisk Icons. Everything else is GONE? I rebooted, I relaunched, reviewed preferences. Nothing. I also repaired permissions and rebooted.

If I use Finder and drill to the desktop, I definitely SEE all the files aliases, etc. But the don't show up on my screen?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Icons From Desktop Disappeared And Finder Keeps Crashing Every 2-3 Seconds

Feb 6, 2012

Last night all my desktop icons just disappeared all of a sudden, I restarted my laptop and they came back but when I try to click and drag anything on my desktop or copy something between finder windows, they just disappear again and Finder crashes.  I downloaded the newest update and installed it, which didn't fix the problem so I found a similar problem on another forum and tried doing what they recommended (which was to delete the Cache folder and some files from the library and restart the computer)  After I restarted, finder started crashing every 2-3 seconds and giving me a message saying that Finder quit unexpectadly while trying to restore it's windows. 

I have a late 2008 unibody MacBook, 4GB RAM, 1TB HD, 2GHz dual core processor.

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Jul 1, 2012

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Feb 3, 2012

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Apr 25, 2012

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Jun 1, 2012

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Jun 20, 2012

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Mar 14, 2012

I have a hot corner set up to show the desktop.. in Snow Leopard when I exposed the desktop and then clicked on the finder in the dock *just* the finder would show. 

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Can I change this back to the way it was before? Or is there another sneaky quick way to show only the desktop and the finder? Set up an entirely different "desktop" in mission control dedicated only to having nothing open in it? 

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Apr 11, 2012

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May 8, 2012

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Feb 18, 2012

My Mac started doing this a few weeks ago, where after login it all kind of collapses. Sometimes the desktop icons won't show up, or Hear (which runs on startup) will get stuck loading for a long time. Sometimes everything seems fine but no programs will launch, or the dock won't respond.So far I've done an Onyx cleanup run, a Disk Verify and Repair. Permissions Verify and Repair and even did the good old Command+R on startup and reinstalled Lion. It worked the first time and then it went back to its old antics.I'm afraid if its a corrupted file and even if I get a new Mac then when I restore from Time Machine it'll carry over.

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Jul 6, 2012

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