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    I deleted my documents thing on my dock.
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    I deleted my documents thing on my dock.
    I deleted my documents thing on my dock and need help getting it back there. Anyone got any ideas? Its the regular leopard OS btw.

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    I deleted my documents thing on my dock.

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    open Finder and drag your Documents folder back onto the Dock.

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    I deleted my documents thing on my dock.
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    tried that. it didn't work...any other ideas. right now all i have is a question mark thing there.

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    I deleted my documents thing on my dock.
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    Try again - that's how it's done.

    or give us a pic of your "question mark thing".
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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    I deleted my documents thing on my dock.
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    Are you dragging it to the Right side of the Dock where the trash can is? If you drag Documents to the Left Side of the dock where the Applications are, it will not work.

    A question mark usually indicates a bad path.

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    I deleted my documents thing on my dock.
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    It can be tricky, the key is to drag it to the bottom of the dock and wait for the other icons to move to the sides. Watch the video here:

    http://home.comcast.net/~cwa107/foru...10-20_1701.swf
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    I deleted my documents thing on my dock.
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    I've tried it with the application and it doesn't work, I've receive my MBP without the application icon on the dock.
    G4, 440 Mhz, 1.5 Ghz ram.

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    I deleted my documents thing on my dock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jstew132 View Post
    right now all i have is a question mark thing there.
    As stated above, that usually means a bad path. Did you move the folder? (In Leopard, that's not possible. It copies the folder.) If the icon is of no use to you, drag it out of the Dock, and it will disappear. Then follow the instructions above as to the correct side to drag the icon to.

    Quote Originally Posted by thrinfo View Post
    I've tried it with the application and it doesn't work,
    Do you mean the Applications folder? If so, that has to go to the right side of the Dock. Read the posts above.

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    I deleted my documents thing on my dock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrinfo View Post
    I've tried it with the application and it doesn't work, I've receive my MBP without the application icon on the dock.
    What part of it "doesn't work"? Are you having trouble navigating to the folder you want to drag, or are you having trouble placing that folder on the dock? Did you watch the video I posted and follow it precisely (i.e. dragging to the right side of the dock, near the trash)?

    I'm sorry, but you'll need to elaborate a bit. Think of it this way - if you were having trouble with your car, you wouldn't describe the symptoms to the mechanic as "it doesn't work".
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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    I deleted my documents thing on my dock.
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    and for thrinfo - what version of OS X do you have?
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    I deleted my documents thing on my dock.
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    I'm was on Leopard and upgrade to SnowLeopard and still the same, And about dragging, I can drag programs but no folder, so I created a folder shortcut to compensate.
    If I tried to drag the application folder to copy it in the dock, it refuse and fall on the desktop, so I've got to drag it back to his original folder.
    G4, 440 Mhz, 1.5 Ghz ram.

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    I deleted my documents thing on my dock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrinfo View Post
    I'm was on Leopard and upgrade to SnowLeopard and still the same, And about dragging, I can drag programs but no folder, so I created a folder shortcut to compensate.
    If I tried to drag the application folder to copy it in the dock, it refuse and fall on the desktop, so I've got to drag it back to his original folder.
    Time to take it to the Apple Store. I don't think there's any more we can do for you here.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    I deleted my documents thing on my dock.
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    Just been able to return it to is place, it took the place of the folder shortcut and replace the content but still keeping with the shortcut arrow on the folder.
    G4, 440 Mhz, 1.5 Ghz ram.

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