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    Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Everything was working fine in my iMac which runs with the Lion OS X but recently when I booted the system to my surprise I find no icons in the desktop. No idea what has happened. Can you please tell me what should I do if the icons are missing? How to get it back?

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    You could try using Onyx to reset / clear your DS_store settings and all the cache files on your system.

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Not a Big Deal friend

    These are the steps which can help regarding your query:-

    1. Click on the desktop or finder to ensure the Finder is currently the front most application.
    2. Go to menu bar and select Finder and then Preferences.
    3. In Preferences, click the General tab.
    4. Place a check mark next to the items you wish to display on the desktop.
    5. Close the Finder Preferences window.

    Now all the icons will be displayed on window.

    Thanks Dear

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    * You can get the missing icons back by the following the below given simple methods...

    * You can go to Apple menu -> System services -> Restart

    * Click restart button or wait sometime for automatic restart...

    * Wait until reboot is complete and missing icons now appear on the desktop screen...! This is so simple method.....!

    OR

    * Double click on mac's main hard drive

    * Double click on the applications folder which appears there

    * Then you have to again double click on the utilities folder to open its window

    * Now launch the disk utility program by double clicking on it...

    * Disk utility program -> Mac's main hard drive icon -> Click First aid tab at top -> Click Repair permission at bottom -> Quit

    * Atlast go to apple menu -> System services -> choose Restart

    * Wait sometime and missing icons will appear on the screen after reboot....!

    * By these methods , you can get back your missing icons....! So need not worry...!!

    :-) :-)

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Hello friend,


    I have the solution for your problem just do as i say..........

    1.Firstly try to reboot once again so that you may get the desktop icons.

    If it do not work then do as i say.......

    1.Firstly double click on the main hard disk later double click on 'Users' .

    2.Now double click on the icon looks like little house.

    3.Now double click on 'Library' and then scroll down to the 'preferences' folder.

    4.Now make double click on 'Preferences' and search for 'com.apple.finder.plist'.

    5.Now delete that file and make a right click on 'Trash' and then click on 'eject'.

    6.Now close all the tabs and restart your computer.

    That's it by doing as i said you can get back your missing icons on desktop.

    All the best.......

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop


    h
    y
    dear ,
    please follow me step by step to solve your quarry !

    @ my dear if your icon's lost first please restart your pc !

    @ my dear please go to start

    @ now here go to the control panel click on the user option

    @ now please open the icon option thats you see in control panel in display settings

    @ now please make sure that the settings save as display all icon's not as hidden icon's

    @ after all changes click on the apply option than restart your pc /

    GOoD*LuCk!

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Hi friend,
    From the finder select menu bar and check out all the icons need to displayed on the desktop. Close finder.

    Hope this helps you.

    Regards,
    Mahesh.

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Hello friend,
    from the finder select mennu bar,switch on all the icons which you want to display on the desktop of the imac.And then close the finder bar.I think this should work for you finely.

    thank you.

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Everything was working fine in my iMac which runs with the Lion OS X but recently when I booted the system to my surprise I find no icons in the desktop. No idea what has happened. Can you please tell me what should I do if the icons are missing? How to get it back?



    ## For this you need to go desktop,

    ## And then you need to go menu bar,

    ## And then select finder option,

    ## After that click on preferences,

    ## And then general tab,

    ## After that place a check mark next to the items you want to display,

    ## Now close the finder preferences window,

    ## That's it.

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Hello Dear Friend .....


    You just follow the below procedure ...


    <<>> Go to the APPLE menu






    <<>> Select " RESTART " from the " system devices " drop down sub menu


    <<>> Select the RESTART button from the pop up menu


    <<>> Or wait a few seconds for an automatic start


    <<>> Wait as the Mac Reboots itself and the Desktop appears on the screen


    <<>> The missing icons should now appear on the screen





    GOOD LUCK

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Hello Friend,

    That Is Happened When Virus Attach In PC, All Desktop Icon Missing From The Desktop And Some Files Also Not Missing From The Hard Disk That Is Happened When Virus Attack On The PC, For Resolving :

    >> Use Any Antivirus And Scan Whole PC
    >> After That Again Arrange The Icon In Desktop
    >> And Make Sure That Problem Again Happened Or Not
    >> If Yes Than Repair Your OS Though The OS CD.....


    All The Best!!!!

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Those icon which are invisible on your desktop may be hidden or dleted from your desktop. First of all restart your computer and refresh it than right click on desktopthan go to propertiesand click on show hiddenif your icon are hidden than you will be able to see themafter that if you cant see them than click on my mac icon on desktopthan go to my files option on my macthan paste all those file and icon or programm which you want to show on your desktop.After that refresh your mac and you will able to see al those icons.Best of luck

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Dear Friend..

    If the icons are missing, then it is not a big issue.
    Because you have just reboot your OS and after re-booting the OS, there is nothing left in Mac.
    So what you need to do now is to re-install the software's once again, after installation, these software's icons comes on the desktop screen automatically,
    If you still, not find the icons, then go to your Start-up menu and see all programs, right click on the software installed previously and send it to desktop.

    Thank you...

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Guest

    Icons are not missing.
    They are just deleted after rebooting your Mac OS,
    Kindly install the previous software and send their icons from start-up menu to desktop.

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    sometimes in Mac device , there is icon missing in the Mac device.Mostly , operating system is responsible for that.
    whenever it happens , you can restore the icon again by using some method and icon reappear on your Mac desktop.
    sometimes similar problem also occurs when your Mac device is virus affected.On that time , you should scan your device by using antivirus software and delete the infected file from your Mac device.


    Restore the missing icons in Mac device

    --> Go to system service sub menu and select "Restart".
    --> Confirm for restart your Mac device.
    --> wait for few minutes and your Mac device will start automatically and icon will appears.

    If something is missing also from your Mac desktop ,then you can make the desktop setting of Mac display

    --> Go to "Finder" from menu and select "Preference"
    --> select "general"
    --> check mark on the items which your want to display on the desktop of Mac device.

    now selected items will be displayed on the desktop of Mac such as CDs,DVDs,Ipod,Connected servers etc.

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Dear Friend

    this video will show you how to recover your desktop icon in your mac very easily


    thank you

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Hi..........

    1.Go to the Apple logo.
    2.go to the System services.
    3.There you select Restart.
    4.Then your mac will restart.
    5.After restarting your mac will show the desktop icons.

    or you double click on the Users folder and double click on the icon with
    a little house now double click on the library folder and click on Preferences.
    Now drag the com.apple.finder.plist to the trash and right click on trash and
    click on eject.

    or try to repair your folders with Disk Utility.

    Thanks.................

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Hello Dear Friend ...


    You just follow the below Procedure..

    Click on the Spot light icon in the Upper right corner of the Screen

    Enter the Name of the Lost application in the Blank text field that appears below the icon

    Wait as a list of names Appear in drop down window below the text field

    Right click on the lost application in the Dock

    Select Show in Finder from the options Pop Up menu to display the LOST APP on the Desktop



    GOOD LUCK

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Dear User .......

    I will tell you that the Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop .....

    So first of all go and turn on your mac OS and then go to the home screen...After that just go to the Apple logo...And then go to the System services...Now here you select Restart....And then your mac will restart...Now at the end just restarting your mac will show the desktop icons......

    That's it ......
    ALL the best ......
    Thank you ......

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    The steps to be followed to get rid of this problem are:

    --> First Navigate to " Menu bar "

    --> Then select " Finder " option

    --> Then click on " Preferences " followed by " General " tab

    --> Then Put a check mark for the icons which you want on desktop.

    Thus you can get rid of this problem.

    Hope it helps you.

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    as far as concern to your query"Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop"

    With the help of following procedure you can get back your missing icons:-
    1. Go to Apple menu.
    2. Then to System services .
    3. Click on restart.
    4. Click restart button .
    5. After the completion of reboot then the missing icons will now be there on the screen.
    Hope the above info will help you out
    Thank you

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Hi friend,

    Don't worry you can get the missed icons back by restarting the device.

    +++ Steps to restart the iMac desktop :

    1. Tap the home screen by closing all opened applications.

    2. Now move towards taskbar and tap the start up menu.

    3. In start up menu you will see the shut down option.So,tap it.

    4. After tapping a new windows will open with many option.The different options like

    Shut down,
    Restart,
    Sleep etc.

    5. Select among those restart and tap the restart option.

    Thank you..........

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    These are the steps which can help regarding your query:-

    1. Click on the desktop or finder to ensure the Finder is currently the front most application.
    2. Go to menu bar and select Finder and then Preferences.
    3. In Preferences, click the General tab.
    4. Place a check mark next to the items you wish to display on the desktop.
    5. Close the Finder Preferences window.

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    If the icons are missing you just have to restart your MAc and reboot your Os so that after the reboot the icons reappear!!
    else you may also restore yoour default settings!

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Hello Guest.

    For solve your problem Follow these steps:-


    ===> Go to apple menu

    ===> Select restart and then drop down sub menu,


    ===> Select restart button from the pop up menu


    ===> Wait for atutomatic start


    ===> After this your problem will be solved, Hope this will helsp you.....



    Thank you....

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Hello friend,First of all open finder then select menu bar,switch on all the icons which you want to display on the desktop of the mac and then close the finder bar.I think this should work for you finely.Hope it helps you.........Thank you.....

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    If Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop, check out the below steps to resolve it-
    • Firstly you must have to move to the Desktop.
    • Select the menu key at this step.
    • Here make a tap on the finder option.
    • Preferences option must have to be selected at this step.
    • Hit on the general tab there.
    • A List of different items will be displayed, select the desired items.
    • Save it.

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Hello,
    Steps to solve the problem that icons are missing from imac desktop are:
    Launch the home screen on imac.
    Then you find the menu button and touch that button.
    Select the system services button that is available.
    There you can find the restart button and touch done button.
    Here the imac starts rebooting and after that icons appeared on the screen.
    ...@@@...

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    hello friends..

    to solve the problem;

    watch the following video instructions carefully

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    your problem will be solved

    all the best



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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Restart your device once.
    After that check for the updates and check for the issues present.
    If it displays your lost icon then no need to worry.
    If not please off your device for sometime and then restart, it happens to me once and it fixed itself automatically .

    Also scan for virus attack, this may also cause the defect.


    Thanks for the post... Keep rolling if your'e facing any.

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Steps to solve this problem:

    • Go to the Main Menu
    • Select "System services"
    • There you click "Restart"
    • Now your mac will restart
    • After restarting your mac will show the desktop icons

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    this didnt help me... my pics saved to the desktop are gone. Im new to iMac (very new) so Im not familiar where to find these saved pics n vids that I had on my desktop

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Hello Sir,


    ->Firstly go to MAIN MENU

    ->Then select SYSTEM SERVICES

    ->Take some changes and save the setting

    ->Then Restart your device

    ->Now you show all Desktop icons

    BEST OF LUCK

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    To resolve this problem you can do:-

    1.Go to menu select the iCon System Services.

    2.Do some work in the system services.

    3.Then save the settings

    After that restart your device you will see all hidden desktop icons.

    Thank You,

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    Re: Icons are missing from my iMAC desktop

    Just follow these steps to solve this problem:

    >>First of all just go to APPLE menu

    >>Then select RESTART option from SYSTEM SERVICES.

    >>Now your device will restart itself.

    This might solve your problem. If the problem still persists then just follow these steps:

    >>Just go to MENU.

    >>There click on FINDER option.

    >>Then just tap on PREFERENCES option.

    >>Then click on GENERAL option.

    >>Just choose the desired icons which you want on your screen.

    Now you are done.

    Best of Luck................

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