01-28-2009, 08:47 AM #1
Problems when I try to access to my desktop folder
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- Jan 28, 2009
Hi, I have 2 or 3 days with out being able to access my desktop folder, something weird happened when I tried to import some files into iPhoto, since then, everytime I click into my desktop icon it opens the iPhoto software. It also change my desktop view options icons are bigger and I can only see my HD and other external drives, the files that I have there are imposiible to see them but I can use them by searching them with spotlight.
when I open the desktop info (Apple+i) it shows that iPhoto.app is the def ault software to open my DESKTOP FOLDER!!??, did someone knows what can I do to fix this problem..?
I add some pics so you can see what I mean!, thanks..
11-09-2009, 05:02 PM #2
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- Nov 09, 2009
Hopefully your problem is long since fixed. If not, here's what I did for one of my clients that worked:
On a Macbook Pro running the current versions of OS X and iPhoto, one day my client was unable to open his Desktop folder, or rather it opened in iPhoto by default. To fix this-
1. Login as a different user with admin priviledges
2. From the Terminal:
sudo chown -R adminuser ~/Users/afflicteduser/Desktop
sudo mv ~/Users/afflicteduser/Desktop ~/Users/afflicteduser/Desktopweird
sudo mkdir ~/Users/afflicteduser/Desktop
sudo mv ~/Users/afflicteduser/Desktopweird/* ~/Users/afflicteduser/Desktop/
sudo chown -R afficteduser ~/Users/afflicteduser/Desktop
3. Repair permissions (who knows if this was necessary, but it didn't hurt)
This may well be too technical for you to do yourself if you're not Unix-savvy (and in fact, don't try it unless you understand what you're doing), but it will provide a roadmap for others to help you. Good luck!
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