Desktop acts as though it is a file

Apple – Support – Discussions – Help with Desktop in Finder …. Interesting problem. I wonder how this got changed? jsd2 solves it. Path Finder is also known to cause problems, so I would delete it after you have used it to fix this problem.

It sounds like the Desktop folder‘s “bundle bit” may have become set, making it behave like a “package” instead of a folder.

You can try to fix it with Terminal, but the needed SetFile command normally requires a prior installation of Xcode Tools. Instead, I would try the following:

Download Path Finder, which has a 30-day free trial period. Navigate to the Desktop folder from within Path Finder, select it, then File Menu>Get Info. If the “Bundle bit” box is checked, uncheck it:

Posted on February 25, 2011, in Third Party Misc Software and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Desktop acts as though it is a file.

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