View Full Version : How to rebuild desktop in 9.0.4?

12-23-2001, 07:25 PM
The directions in my 7600 manual are for an early OS, so I did a search on Apple's pages and found that for Sys 8.5 - 9 you need to turn off all extensions except File Exchange. Then you are supposed to push the Option-Command keys while closing the Extensions Mgr. window. Tried it, but it didn't work. I know I can use Tech Tool or NUM 6, but would really like to know how to do it in OS 9.0.4.

Anyone know the answer?

12-23-2001, 09:32 PM
I have always just held down the command and option keys during reboot.

12-24-2001, 10:40 AM
Me too. Another source, from the Finder and the menu Bar, select Help -> Help Center (or whatever it is for 9.0.4) and search for rebuild desktop. No mention in 9.2.1 about turning off extensions. k

12-24-2001, 11:03 AM

12-24-2001, 11:04 AM
Make the desktop files visible; move to trash; reboot. Also, conflict catcher does a full rebuild.

[This message has been edited by Gregory (edited 24 December 2001).]

12-24-2001, 02:21 PM
Thanks guys for all your suggestions. I am sure one of these will work for me.

Merry Christmas to all!


03-15-2002, 10:54 AM

How do you make the Desktop files visible? Am using OS 9.1, but I'm quite "green". I'd like to make sure I don't get a build up of hidden useless garbage over time.