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Dear All,

Recently I have been getting some duplicates of some of icons on my Mac desktop. I have just done the latest security update and also done a virus scan. Anyone out there can help? I am using Panther latest update with Mcafee Virus scan by .Mac account.

Cheers!
Rodney
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First off, get rid of the virus software. It's pointless. There are no virii for OS X.

Have you run DiskWarrior and Cocktail lately?
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I do not have DiskWarrior and Cocktail forces me to restart everytime I tried to use a certain part of it.
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Well, you'll want to get DiskWarrior, and the restart after using certain parts of Cocktail is for a reason.
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Hi weed,

any other cheaper alternatives besides purchasing DiskWarrior? it is not very cheap! ;)
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DiskWarrior is really the only thing that does what it does. It's worth it though.
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So if I were to get DiskWarrior, do I still need to get Cocktail? I don't really like to use Cocktail as it crashes my mac for some unknown reasons.
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Are you sure Cocktail crashes it and doesn't just restart after running the Pilot? If it does crash it's a symptom of a serious problem with your current OS install. And yes, run both. They do very different things.
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I have got DiskWarrior but it can't do anything at all because it can't rebuild my main drive and I have got only one drive! So DiskWarrior is now officially an Antique! :(

So what do I do now?
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hi weed,

what do I run on cocktail? I can't prebind the enitre system because after a while my screen becomes dark and there is a restart button on the middle of the screen. However I did a repair permissions already.
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DiskWarrior and cocktail did not help! I still see duplicate icons on my desktop!
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anyone can help???
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You have to run diskwarrior off the CD in order to use it.
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it still gives me the same reason and I do not know why. Any other softwares? I realised this only happens when I drag and drop attached files from my entourage.
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No not just run it off the CD. BOOT from the CD.
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I found another source that gave me step by step soulutions on how to solve my problem. I couldn't use my DiskWarrior to rebuild my had drive but the source did mentioned that DiskWarrior can be one of the tools. I only used my Panther CD 1 with cocktail to solve the problem. Everything is now back to normal!..for now...I hope it stays that way. Thanks weed for taking the time to reply my questions!
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