Problem On your Mac, nothing happens when you change your Desktop wallpaper. Cause The preference that manages this setting has become corrupt. Solution Go to your User Library folder. Open the Preferences folder. Delete the file “com.apple.desktop.plist”. Logout and log back in. You should now be able to change your background again.
Problem On your Mac you notice that your hard drive, CD/DVD or other device doesn’t appear on your Desktop. It may have appeared before. Solution Click the Finder icon in the Dock (smiley face icon). In the top left of the screen click Finder -> Preferences. Click the General tab at the top of the… Continue reading Hard drive, CD/DVD or device won’t appear on Desktop
In the Dock, click the Finder icon (smiley face). Click Finder (in the top left of the screen). Click Preferences. Click the General tab if it isn’t already selected. Check the “Hard disks” option and any others that you wish to see appear.
Problem You login to the computer and just see a black screen. You are able to move the cursor but cannot see any desktop icons or the start menu. Solution On another computer with the same version of Windows (XP, Vista, 7) go to C:\Windows Copy the file ‘explorer’ onto a USB stick or CD/DVD… Continue reading Black screen with no desktop or start menu
This article applies to Windows Vista but may also apply to newer versions of Windows. Problem The Recycle bin is missing from the Desktop. Solution To restore the Recycle Bin icon: Right click on the Desktop and click Personalize. On the left, click Change desktop icons. If the Recycle Bin checkbox is unchecked, then check… Continue reading Recycle Bin missing on Desktop