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How can I reconnect the items on my screen?

by terjew / February 16, 2013 9:48 PM PST

They are visible, but "dead"

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This is going to take a little more information
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 16, 2013 11:20 PM PST

than you have decided to give.

What "items"?
All "items"?
What are "items"
Define "Dead"
Does this mysterious machine boot normally?
What version of what Operating System is this unknown machine running?
What is this unknown machine?


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It is a MacBook Pro with osx 10.7.5
by terjew / February 17, 2013 12:58 AM PST

The computer boots normally, but when I try to open one of the icons/items saved on my screen/desk top, there are no reaction. In order to open anything I must go to the dock-line. I can neither save anything (new) on my desk top.

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Nothing wrong with using the dock but,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 17, 2013 9:54 PM PST

go to System Preferences > Users and Groups and create a new, ADMIN, account on that machine.
Once you have created the new Admin account, log out of the machine.

Log back in under the new account, open Text Edit, type a few words and then save the document to the desktop.

Quit Text Edit and double click the newly saved icon on the desktop.

Did that work?


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