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I have created a folder inside HD>Users>Username (the folder where default things like Pictures, Movies, Sites, Documents etc. are) and I'd like to change the background image. The only thing is, the option is greyed-out in View Options.

Some info -

2009 MacBook Pro, Yosemite 10.10.4

[Seemingly] every other folder (including all default folders) (I haven't tested EVERY folder, obviously) can be changed.

I haven't changed anything in the folder's preferences etc. The only thing different is that a folder within this folder has a custom folder icon image.

The folders within this folder also cannot have their BGs changed.

I have tried restarting computer & relaunching Finder, to no avail.

Have I changed an option somewhere without realising? I have looked all over but no one seems to have had the same issue.

Thanks in advance.

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Okay, so I just found a work around instead of a solution..

Made a new folder, changed background image and dragged everything over..

Thanks for the suggestion, I'm sure it would have worked but it seemed like a lot to try just to change the background on a folder.. A pretty pointless thing anyway really!

  • You should run my three suggestions anyway. Your issue implies deeper problems. – Tetsujin Dec 19 '15 at 8:03
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I'd go for the standard toolkit first...

  • In Disk Utility, "Verify Disk Permissions" and if necessary "Fix Disk Permissions". Also "Verify Disk" and if necessary "Repair Disk".

  • Reset Home folder permissions & ACLs using OnyX - Maintenance tab/permissions, tick the box at the top then Execute.

  • Update to 10.10.5 using the 10.10.5 combo update, not the delta from App Store

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