How to Refresh Mac Desktop


At times you must have observed that the desktop of Mac freezes especially when your system hangs due to heavy CPU or memory usage. If you are able to view files on macOS desktop then you may need to refresh your Desktop.

  1. Click on Apple Logo in the Menu Bar,
  2. Now click on Force Quit..
  3. Select Finder and click "Relaunch",
  4. You will get a pop-up: "Do you really want to force restart Finder? You will lose unsaved changes.
  5. Click on Relaunch.
  6. Your Desktop will get refreshed.
Refresh Mac Desktop by relaunching Finder
Refresh Mac Desktop by relaunching Finder


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