Find out the path of the image you use as your desktop background

wallpaper-path-mac-0 Like many of you, I also like to customize my Mac desktop by moving the dock position, installing icon packs or simply changing the desktop background to give it an air more in line with my personality and make it look aesthetic.

On the other hand, many times I have downloaded any wallpaper from a page to which I have not paid attention and then by setting it as desktop background I have deleted the corresponding image file and then I have not been able to recover or from Time Machine since did not have time to make the backup nor because of the history of Safari and with such bad luck that I can't find it again no matter how much I search for it on the internet, so I can't install it on any other computer.

However, if every time we start the computer it is still there, it is because the system has located it somewhere, that is, it is still present when we select it as the wallpaper, so we are going to discover where OS X places it. just hold down the ALT key while driving to the "Go" menu of the Finder and we select Library or Library depending on our version.

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Once inside our library we will have to go to Preferences and look for the file com.apple.desktop.plistWhen we have located it we will open it with a double click and look for the ImagePath chain and the path that it marks us, which will be where our file will have been saved.

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All that remains is to open a Finder window and enter the path that we previously had to copy. To carry out this we have to press SHIFT + CMD + G To open the route introduction field, paste it and that's it. In this particular case, mine would be:

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Being already inside the folder we would look for the image.

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  1.   Dickson Couple said

    And what happens if I have deleted the image that is as the background, I do that frequently and even so the desktop background persists, where is the backup copy stored?