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    May 04, 2011
    Desktop image wont save - keeps changing back to defaul
    I am having an issue with my MacBook Pro and the desktop image. Whenever I select a new image to display, if I move to a different space the desktop image changes back to the default.

    I have tried everything I can think of:

    - Delete multiple .plist files (preferences, desktop, etc.)
    - Deleted the Library>Cache files
    - Deleted the User>Library>Cache preferences file
    - Disk repair
    - Reinstall Snow Leopard OS X
    - Even though this is a software issue I even tried an SMC reset and reset the pram

    After trying all of these options (at different times and even all at once) I emptied the trash and restarted the computer. The odd thing is, when I log in as a "Guest" I am able to set the desktop image, switch spaces and everything works fine...

    Here's some of the info on my system: MacBook Pro 13" | OS Version 10.6.7 | Processor 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo | 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

    Thank you!

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    Feb 25, 2011
    You can give the suggestions here a shot. Noone has yet to report back that it worked - neither have they reported back that the problem is persisting.

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    May 04, 2011
    Thought I would update this thread in case anyone else runs into the same situation in the future. After trying everything listed in my initial post I took the computer back to the genius bar and after about 30 minutes of work they were able to get the problem fixed. Apparently there were some bad preferences in there that were throwing things off... I guess this could be due to a number of different things (Comp shut down wrong, 3rd party apps, etc.) and isn't something that is easily identified.

    As usual the genius bar staff were super helpful and needless to say I'm more than happy to have a sweet new background on my desktop!!

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