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75% of the icons just disappeared from my desktop
Posted by: raz
Date: December 07, 2021 07:10PM
Last gen intel Mini running Big Sur 11.6.1

MalwareBytes scan is clean

I guess Disk Utility next.

This is not good



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Re: 75% of the icons just disappeared from my desktop
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 07, 2021 07:17PM
assuming a restart has happened. maybe u dragged them all into another folder?

Search for the name of one of the missing folders on the rest of your drives

malwarebytes is always a waste of time. this is not a disk problem...





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Re: 75% of the icons just disappeared from my desktop
Posted by: raz
Date: December 07, 2021 07:20PM
there are no folders on the desktop. I think there used to be one or two



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Re: 75% of the icons just disappeared from my desktop
Posted by: raz
Date: December 07, 2021 07:21PM
I searched for a known file, and it showed up and appeared on the desktop. So did another random item.



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Re: 75% of the icons just disappeared from my desktop
Posted by: raz
Date: December 07, 2021 07:23PM
Now, they're all back. I've done nothing



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Re: 75% of the icons just disappeared from my desktop
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: December 07, 2021 07:40PM
Could have been a Finder crash.

Or maybe you accidentally enabled stacks in Big Sur?







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Re: 75% of the icons just disappeared from my desktop
Posted by: jdc
Date: December 07, 2021 08:45PM
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Could have been a Finder crash.

Thats a good diagnosis. Did they reappear after a restart?





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Re: 75% of the icons just disappeared from my desktop
Posted by: raz
Date: December 07, 2021 08:51PM
they reappeared gradually with no restart



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Re: 75% of the icons just disappeared from my desktop
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: December 07, 2021 09:08PM
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they reappeared gradually with no restart

I'd make sure I had a good backup.



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Re: 75% of the icons just disappeared from my desktop
Posted by: wave rider
Date: December 08, 2021 11:35AM
Rebuild the desktop!



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Re: 75% of the icons just disappeared from my desktop
Posted by: raz
Date: December 08, 2021 05:08PM
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Rebuild the desktop!

Is that still a thing?



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Re: 75% of the icons just disappeared from my desktop
Posted by: PeterW
Date: December 08, 2021 05:38PM
If you’re still using OS 9, sure.
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