Invisible Desktop Printer/Desktop Folder Icon
Posted on 1997-09-07
PowerMac 7600/120 (604) 48 megs/OS8...LaserWriter 4/600..Color StyleWriter 2200
FURTHER DISCOVERIES: Clean removal/reboot/reinstall of desktop printer software doesn’t eliminate problem. Removal of all DTP software is only way to eliminate loop.
Using Can Opener, I discovered an invisible file with a printer icon (now marked with an X) called “Desktop Folder” containing 14 items, including every icon on my desktop and files called Configuration (along with 3 copies of the Config. file).
I reckon if I delete this file I should be able to reinstall the print software-
How do I go about deleting this invisible file?
recapping original post:
Printing a ClarisWorks doc, I got an error message. When I opened the printer icon the print time read something like -2617. I trashed the que’ed doc but it kept reappearing.
Upon re- booting, the error message “-192 at ‘18’” would appear-couldn’t print-would recieve Error -49 upon trying. Printer prints startup sheet on restart, so obviously a software problem.
When I rebuilt the desktop with TechTool, the desktop file became a visible file with an icon in the Harddrive, and kept presenting an error box (The file “StuffIt Expander” in the desktop printer “desktop folder” will be moved to the to the desktop because it is not a print file).
This was a locked loop that kept generating marked copies of every icon on the desktop.I could only access the file commands by toggling the return button and grabbing the restart command with the sursor- I could then reboot from the OS8 CD and remove the Desktop PrintMonitor to eliminate the problem.
After clean reinstall of OS8 (TWICE) I got rid of that loop, but when trying to print I still get the -43 at 87 and error -49. Without the Desktop PrintMonitor the sysytem seems stable.
PrintMonitor changes the memory allocation on it’s own as well- the suggested size is 160- I reset it to 260 or 300 and close the get info box, and it resets the minimum size to 80!
So, anything I can do other than initialize the hard disc and start from scratch (and kill myself if it happens again?)