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Desktop in Finder opening iPhoto. Please help.
Am unable to put iPhoto icon on desktop because of this. Had trouble with iPhoto prior to this happening
 
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i have an iMac. For some unapparent reason, desktop app, found in Finder now opens iPhoto rather than showing what is on the desktop. I noticed another thread below mine with the same problem. Would follow the info, but have no idea how to change administrator without messing things up.
 
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Sorry, I'm not going to be able to help. I'm not aware of an Application called Desktop. If there is such a thing, Spotlight didn't find it. (No surprise there.) There certainly are other threads on how to change the administrator. Just use the Search feature.
 
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You are right, there is no application called Desktop. However when I look in Finder, under Places, which is where Desktop is, I have issues. When I try to open Desktop, a popup comes up which states: "There is no application set to open the document “Desktop”. Could someone please help.
 

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How about telling us which version of OS X you're running and then some information about your Mac: Year, Model.

The "Desktop" is not an application, it's a place. It sounds like you have something named "desktop" either in your applications folder or documents folder. Or was accidentally dragged to the sidebar.
 
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This is so cryptic I think we need Magnum PI on the case, *1 i have to agree with chscag, it sounds very much like you have some how name a misc. file or such as desktop.

Perhaps a screen shot or two of each stage might clear up the confusion!
 
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I have an iMac, just over a year old and am running Snow Leopard.
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