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    desktop is not working
    i have tried to repair permisions and the disk but it just wont work i checked to see if the desktop was locked but its not ive looked online for solutions for god knows how long and just cant seem to figure it out, i cant drag anything onto it and it has nothing on it too. pleaaassseee answer

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    Your OS version is _____

    Does this happen if you log in under a different user account?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    Your OS version is _____

    Does this happen if you log in under a different user account?
    here is the info on my mac and it does not happen on my other user
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    In Finder, right click the Desktop folder > Get Info. What does it say under the permissions section at the bottom?
    it sais that i have a read & write privilege

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Can you move or see anything in the Desktop folder through a regular Finder one?
    my desktop in the finder is working perfectly but on the main desktop theres nothing
    heres a pic
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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Have you ever fooled around in the Terminal before? If so, do these commands look familiar?
    thank you so much i have been trying this for ages and nothing worked my desktop is up and running again. your are a legend

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