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Lost desktop files and folders

I accidently dropped a (selected all)  large iMovie file from my external drive onto my desktop and all the clips seemed to pan across the screen - - I deleted them but could not find my desktop folders.  Did they bet kicked out of my computr somehow?  no change in my HD folders, apps, etc.

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    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Did you look in the trash? if they are there, drag and drop it to the desktop.

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Check in 'trash' if they are there, then simply drag back onto the desktop.

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