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My Finder sidebar has two categories: Favorites and Devices. How do I add more categories?

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It's not possible to add more categories (see picture). There are:

  • Favorites:

    • For any subdirectory of the root directory
    • You can add custom links to folders (not files) via drag and drop
    • custom searches
  • Shared:

    • Local Network, Servers, Back to my Mac, Time Capsule,...
  • Devices:

    • Harddrives (internal/external), other storage media like CDs, devices like iPhones


there is a workaround which allows to add separators and changing icons.

Download the icons here. Related forum posts.

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You can add a folder to favorites by simple clicking and dragging. Or, select the folder and press command+T

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This does not answer the OP's question. –  webbiedave Sep 20 '13 at 17:07

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