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    Question Desktop background pic pic question
    Hi all, I set a picture as a desktop pic a long time ago, but now I can't seem to find it in my files (other than the giant image on my desktop). Is there anywhere to find the exact file that is being used for the desKtop image? Thanks!

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    Have you checked your Pictures library, or opened up iPhoto to see if happened to end up there? It is also possible it may have ended up in the Trash. If you've emptied the Trash, you may have to dig up the photo elsewhere, such as the internet or a camera (depending on where you got it). Also, have you opened up the Desktop Background settings from System Preferences and checked to see if it was in any of the folders below the standard Apple folders?
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    In preferences you will have the file name next to the image on your Background.
    Type that name into spotlight and should bring it up.

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    As tatooedmac suggested do a search for the file on your Mac and no doubt spotlight fill track it down for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kotkin View Post
    i think your computer have entered some virus. this cause are not working properly you just try start the computer and click start the option and click in desktop and my document if they are not work proper then after you will have to do format your computer
    Huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kotkin View Post
    i think your computer have entered some virus. this cause are not working properly you just try start the computer and click start the option and click in desktop and my document if they are not work proper then after you will have to do format your computer
    Ahh yes very interesting , maybe someone else has a virus.....

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    Dear "Kotkin":

    Uh, no.

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