On Thu, 03 Jul 2003 15:33:25 +0000, David Sewell wrote:
> Over the past few months I've had a couple cases of "zombie filenames"
> on my desktop (currently OS X 10.2.6). The file has long since been
> deleted, but the text of the filename, without an icon, occupies a spot
> on the desktop. If I click on it it disappears, but subsequent Finder
> activity causes it to reappear.
> Any idea where this is coming from and what to do to eliminate it?
you can try to open up terminal
- then 'cd' to ~/Desktop
- then 'rm .DS_Store'
- then 'ls -la | more' to see if the file .DS_Store is gone.
- hit control+c, then 'exit' terminal
- quit finder then relaunch it.