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    items on desktop disappearing
    i saved three things on my desktop through the internet, two pictures and one video, but when i looked, they weren't on my desktop ... at least they weren't visible. i went to itunes to see if i could still find the picture that i had downloaded for cover art and it showed the two images and video file that i had saved onto my desktop. problem is, i can't see them. i went to my hdd and clicked on desktop and even there it doesn't show anything. can somebody possibly help me out?

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    MacsWork's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 22, 2005
    Closer than you think.
    Performa 6116 2GBSCSI 8MB OS 7.5.3
    By chance do you have another folder on your HD called Desktop?

    Do a search for the file name to see if the Finder can find it for you.

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    iNAP's Avatar
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    Apr 20, 2005
    use spotlight
    I started using PS from finding this forum and all the help I have gotten here thru the years is immeasurable
    thank you MacForums and all it's members

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    what's spotlight? i'm new to macs.

    also, i just restarted my pc and the stuff was back on the side like i asked it, but hopefully it never goes away again.

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    iWhat's Avatar
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    Nov 11, 2004
    Toledo, Ohio
    Macbook, iMac G5, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod (MANY)!
    Check out this url from Apple about Spotlight, click on the video over towards the right too:

    I like the shortcut Apple + Space Bar to use it.

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