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How do I rebuild desktop?
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Dec 30, 2000, 12:57 PM
 
Okay, I'm on vacation and I am blanking out on how to rebuild the Desktop in OS 8.6. Can someone refresh my memory.

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Dec 30, 2000, 01:00 PM
 
Nevermind...It finally occurred to me to use the help built in to the system (as I said I'm on vacation...brain turned off) and discovered it is apple+option.

Sory to bother you guys!
     
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Dec 30, 2000, 04:07 PM
 
It's much better to use the free version of TechTool: http://www.micromat.com
Why? Because TechTool deletes the current desktop files and creates new ones from scratch.
So? If your desktop files are corrupted, the Command-Option method may make things worse.

Other applications can do this as well:
Conflict Catcher
Trash€Desktop

Scott
     
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Dec 30, 2000, 07:24 PM
 
On the other hand, I've used the Delete Desktop routine from within TechTool Pro and had it cause corrupt icons which I fixed using the old keyboard restart method.
Ya gotta applaud those bunnies for sacrificing their hearing just so some guy in Yonkers can have better TV reception.
     
   
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