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  A problem Bob Letterman 30 Mar 21:36
   A problem Maurizio Loreti via gimp-user-list 03 Apr 08:27
   A problem Cliff Pratt via gimp-user-list 03 Apr 09:24
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      A problem Michael Schumacher 04 Apr 07:11
       A problem Ross Martinek 04 Apr 15:08
Bob Letterman
2020-03-30 21:36:15 UTC (2 months ago)

A problem

I have used Gimp for years. I just bought a new I-Mac. Best Buy transferred the data to the new, OS Catalina I-Mac from my older I-Mac. Gimp is on there but, it won’t let me open desktop where, of course, all my photos are kept?

Please help????

Bob Letterman

Maurizio Loreti via gimp-user-list
2020-04-03 08:27:02 UTC (2 months ago)

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System Preferences → Security & Privacy → Privacy ; open the padlock and enable full disk access.

On 30 Mar 2020, at 23:36, Bob Letterman wrote:

I have used Gimp for years. I just bought a new I-Mac. Best Buy transferred the data to the new, OS Catalina I-Mac from my older I-Mac. Gimp is on there but, it won’t let me open desktop where, of course, all my photos are kept?

Please help????

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Cliff Pratt via gimp-user-list
2020-04-03 09:24:09 UTC (2 months ago)

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On the desktop? That's probably not the best place. Unless that is a mac-ism that I don't understand.

Cheers,

Cliff

On Fri, Apr 3, 2020 at 9:24 PM Bob Letterman wrote:

I have used Gimp for years. I just bought a new I-Mac. Best Buy transferred the data to the new, OS Catalina I-Mac from my older I-Mac. Gimp is on there but, it won’t let me open desktop where, of course, all my photos are kept?

Please help????

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Michael Schumacher
2020-04-04 07:11:14 UTC (2 months ago)

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On 4/3/20 11:11 PM, Cliff Pratt via gimp-user-list wrote:

Maybe they did invent the desktop. But that doesn't answer my question. I find it strange that anyone would store their photos on the desktop. Is that a Mac thing?

Regardless of the platform, some people use the desktops as there main file and folder storage location - I've seen desktops spanning multiple screens, with icons everywhere, no free space left.

Other people use dedicated folders, sometimes even those the platform suggests for these tasks.

It's mostly personal choice, like e.g. replying above or below quoted text in mails :)

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Ross Martinek
2020-04-04 15:08:38 UTC (2 months ago)

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I’ve seen the same thing as Michael. However, at least in the Mac OS, my experience is that it’s a bad idea for two reasons:

1. It’s very easy to inadvertently rename, move, misplace, or delete a file. I only keep a few, generally temporary files on my desktop, files I intend to throw away when I’m done with them. Even so, I’ve managed to do all of these things at one time or another.

2. It seems that in the Finder (the real name and function of the so-called “desktop”) is really a kind of limbo as far as the computer’s file structure is concerned. The Mac OS is designed as a hierarchical file system, and should be used as such. When a file is stored on the desktop (i.e., the Finder), it is more likely to get lost in a crash or a disk problem. I have also experienced this first hand. This is also a particular problem if there are multiple user’s accounts.

Admittedly, other than inadvertent renaming, misplacing, or deletion, these problems tend to be rare. They do happen.

When files are transferred to a new computer, files on the desktop are more likely to be misplaced, or their address lost by the Finder, or corrupted. The icon my remain on the desktop, but the actual file location isn’t “known” by the Finder. The Mac OS is designed as a hierarchical file system, and should be used as such.

I think the best and easiest solution to the original problem is to restore the files from a backup. That was what I did when I had a similar problem. That was when someone with far more knowledge of the Mac interface, a developer, told me it was unwise to keep important files on the desktop.

Ross

On Apr 4, 2020, at 2:11 AM, Michael Schumacher wrote:

On 4/3/20 11:11 PM, Cliff Pratt via gimp-user-list wrote:

Maybe they did invent the desktop. But that doesn't answer my question. I find it strange that anyone would store their photos on the desktop. Is that a Mac thing?

Regardless of the platform, some people use the desktops as there main file and folder storage location - I've seen desktops spanning multiple screens, with icons everywhere, no free space left.

Other people use dedicated folders, sometimes even those the platform suggests for these tasks.

It's mostly personal choice, like e.g. replying above or below quoted text in mails :)

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Regards,
Michael
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