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Hardrives now loading on opposite side of desktop
#59968 11/18/21 02:26 AM
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Here is a new weird one: starting today, on reboots, hardrives are loading on right side of screen instead of left. Have not seen this in 10 years, any idea on this? I guess I could get use to it? Jarring.

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Re: Hardrives now loading on opposite side of desktop
kevs #59972 11/18/21 07:06 AM
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HD icons load on the right side of your desktop by default, so your desktop > command-J setting which kept your icons on the left (Sort By: None probably) may have somehow changed.

Have you tried simply dragging the icons back to the left?


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artie505 #59975 11/18/21 03:50 PM
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How this happen anyone else?

command J says sort by none.

Also a few folders I had on desktop have vanished -- why did that happen and where did those go?

Googling this, search one only one things desktop remember, email, dragged to desktop then reappeared on desktop with the other 4 screenshots, two folders and on link that vanished.

All this happened after some rebooting chaos updating the never ending needed to be update Parallels.

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kevs #59976 11/18/21 04:02 PM
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If command-J says "None," you should be able to drag you icons back to the left, and they should remain there after restarts.

I've got zero idea about your missing folders. (Are they actual folders or aliases?)

Have you tried shutting down rather than just restarting.


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Re: Hardrives now loading on opposite side of desktop
kevs #59977 11/18/21 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by kevs
Also a few folders I had on desktop have vanished -- why did that happen and where did those go?
That happens to me occasionally, and apparently, it happens when Finder quits. The solution is to click the Finder icon in the dock, which should relaunch Finder. Why does Finder quit? I have no clue.


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jchuzi #59979 11/18/21 05:50 PM
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Thanks guys/ Jon, ok will note. Do hardrives go back to where they last were? reboots?

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kevs #59980 11/18/21 07:00 PM
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I have not had the hard drive issue, but rebooting automatically launches Finder, so that should get you back to normal. If it happens again, it's faster and easier to re-launch Finder. FWIW, my hard drives have remained at the right side of the display even when Finder quits.


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jchuzi #59981 11/18/21 07:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jchuzi
FWIW, my hard drives have remained at the right side of the display even when Finder quits.
The right side of the screen is their default location, so that doesn't surprise me.

kevs's left side icons are "anomalous" in macOS.


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Re: Hardrives now loading on opposite side of desktop
artie505 #59983 11/18/21 07:11 PM
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Thanks guys maybe I put them to the left know can't remember, maybe because screenshots go to right?


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