A resizable vertical bar on the side of a window; most notable is the one to the left of Finder windows.

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Thunderbird mail folders in sidebar

I would like to re-order my 15 accounts with folders that appear in the sidebar in Thunderbird. You can drop and drop folders, but you can't re-arrange accounts. Does anybody know how to do that? ...
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Cannot add applications to favorites bar in Finder

I am a new Macbook user, which is exciting but alas confusing as well. I am trying to add favorites in the side bar under Finder. I read that one can just drag and drop from Applications as in this ...
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My Today Extensions in El Capitan are all missing

I was using my Mac over the weekend when I decided to change the song on iTunes from the Today Extension in the sidebar. I swiped to bring the sidebar into view and Hmm... not there (also no ...
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Is anybody else having problems with the Bookmark sidebar in Safari 9.01?

My bookmarks sidebar will not display when I click on the sidebar button next to the fwd/back buttons in the menu bar. I can open my shortcuts from the bookmarks menu dropdown; sometimes the sidebar ...
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“File Open” dialog is missing sidebar items

I'm having the strangest issue since updating to OS X El Capitan. My "Open File" dialogs show the sidebar but all my main (and useful) locations are missing. Take a look at this screenshot. This ...
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How to force volumes to show toolbar/sidebar on initial open

I noticed when upgrading to Yosemite that all new network drives, disk images, flash drives, etc initially show up without the toolbar and sidebar: I like always being able to see the toolbar and ...
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How do I select/move multiple albums or events in the Photos sidebar?

I like the new sidebar in Yosemite Photos. But after upgrading to Photos from iPhoto on my iMac, I have literally dozens of "Events" that need to be moved into "Albums." With other sidebar windows ...
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Change Mac OS X Sidebar Icons

I have been unsuccessfully trying to change the Mac sidebar icons without the use of 3rd party software. As pointed out here, Change Mac OS X Finder sidebar icons, it would seem that editing the file ...
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still unable to find google drive on the sidebar of mac

I still cannot find locate Google drive on my mac sidebar. I cannot find the google drive folder to drag and drop. When I click next to my user, the drive does not appear.
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Accidentally removed iCloud from Finder siderbar

I accidentally removed iCloud drive from the Favorites sidebar (in Finder). Dragging it back isn't restoring it. How could I restore it?
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Yosemite Keychain Access Not Showing Keychain List

I have Yosemite, and my Keychain Access only shows the login keychain, giving me no option to switch between keychains. As you can see, my sidebar on the left is missing. I try toggling it with ...
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How to add (programatically) a custom icon in the Finder's sidebar favorite list? [duplicate]

When Dropbox (for example) is installed, it adds a “Favorite Item” in the Finder Sidebar Favorite Items List with his own icon and pointing to its custom folder. How do they do it ? I’ve tried adding ...
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Complete Time Machine restore is only partially recovering my files

I recently renamed my home folder on my new MacBook Pro (Retina, 13"). I restarted my computer not realising that it would result in a complete wipe of my drive. Previously having backed it up with ...
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Navigate Finder Sidebar using arrow keys Yosemite

Is there a way I can navigate the sidebar items using arrow keys? I am using Yosemite.
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Where do Folders Removed from the Finder Sidebar end up?

I just removed two document folders from my Sidebar in Finder, and now I can't find them! Any ideas on where they could have ended up? Thanks! Emma
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How to hide specific shares in the sidebar from Finder?

I want to hide some specific shares in the sidebar from Finder because I never access them and it get's confusing if everyone in my local network is online. Is there a way to hide for example only ...
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I want to restore the “All My Files” folder/view to the finder sidebar

While I've had my ups and downs with the "All My Files" folder in the Mac sidebar, it is a really useful tool for unclogging my hard drive of large files - this is especially important because of the ...
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Restore deleted sidebar icons after moving user folder to another drive

I moved my user directory to another hard drive, as I am using an HDD (for Data) beside my SSD (for system). After that, all the sidebar icons in Finder got lost and now that are just folder icons. I ...
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How can I add new folders to the Favorites in the Finder sidebar?

I'd like to create a new Favorites folder item in the Finder, how can I tell the Finder that I would like a particular folder to appear in my list of Favorites shown on the left hand sidebar of the ...
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Network Folder Removed from Sidebar if Clicked and Not connected to Network

If I don't connect to the network (at work properly) and try to click on a sidebar icon to a folder on the network, the folder gets removed from the sidebar. Is there any way to make these to remain ...
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What is “All…” that just appeared in my Finder sidebar?

This "Network Neighborhood" icon recently appeared on my Finder's sidebar, pointing to some items I haven't seen before, all of them empty. Procyon is an Apple Time Capsule. Skype is running but ...
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Get 'special' folder icons in sidebar after Music, Pictures moved to 2nd drive

I moved my Pictures and Music folders off my boot drive (now SSD) and onto my second larger drive. Creating shortcuts to these new locations in the sidebar creates standard folder icons rather than ...
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Folders in Finder not showing

This may be a total noob question, but this is my first apple product, please bear with me. I'm not seeing certain folders, like "movies", "music", and "pictures" in finder. Is there a way to ...
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Custom Finder sidebar icon gets stretched

Yesterday, I installed and configured Netatalk 3 on my Raspberry Pi in order to be able to mount it as an AFP share. Today I got fed up with how it looked in Finder's sidebar, so I set out to create ...
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Is there a way to add separators to sidebar? [duplicate]

I have many locations in my finder sidebar: It has became messy, so I would like to add a separator between locations. Is that possibile?
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Finder generic icons for music/movies on second drive

I have added an SSD to my iMac with OS X Lion and wanted to reorganise files a little: System and home folder on SSD Music, Documents, movies on HDD That's not hard, but when I move the Music ...
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I can't see usb-drives and archives in the sidebar of the finder anymore

When I plugin a usb-drive or open dmg-archives they don't appear under the 'Devices' section in the sidebar of the Finder anymore. The drives are there when I check with 'Disk Utility', they appear ...
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“Shared” section of the sidebar very long to appear in OS X 10.8.2

After being very satisfied with my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.6.8, I advised a non-technical-skilled relative to buy one, which she did. The MacBook Pro came with OS X 10.8.2 but there is a problem. ...
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Gibberish volume in finder which is inaccessible and un-deletable

I'm not sure when it got there, but there is what looks like the icon for a time machine volume in my favorites sidebar for finder, but its name is gibberish : "_fTz328nSUG4ZgV4k5KaRm." If I click on ...
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Change Mac OS X Finder sidebar icons

I have seen a lot of related questions/answers but it seems that there still isn't a working solution for it. So I have sum up all related info that I found and maybe we can find a solution to it. So ...
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Why file links appear in the folder sidebar and how can I prevent this from happening?

My question is related to Remove link to something that is not a folder in the Finder sidebar, but my problem is fundamentally different. I still have file links appearing in my folder sidebar. But ...
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View Artwork in Sidebar - iTunes 11

How can I view the artwork in the sidebar in the latest version of iTunes 11 ?
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Multiple Sidebars in the finder

Is there a way to have multiple sidebars in Finder? The Finder sidebar is useful for storing shortcuts to different folders. However it becomes lengthy quite quickly. I want to have a different ...
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Adding SMB share to sidebar in OSX Mountain Lion

Is there a way to add an SMB share to the sidebar in Finder, such that when I click on the alias, it mounts the share and opens it up like a regular folder? You can do this in Linux and Windows, and ...
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I deleted my Downloads folder, why can't I remove the items pinned to my sidebar?

I moved my download folder on to an external hard drive and then deleted the folder on my Mac. I clearly had folders I had pinned to the side bar with a root folder in the download folder I deleted. ...
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How do I enable the Sidebar in Finder?

I know its a simple menu item somewhere, but I can't find it anywhere! I really want the sidebar to always show when I open a new Finder window. Can anyone tell me how to do this?
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How can I create a new group for items in the Sidebar in Finder?

I have: Favorites Shared Devices I'd like to create something like: Cloud Files My Favorites is getting a little cluttered with shortcuts to a DropBox folder, a SkyDrive folder, a Google Drive ...
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Add Home Folder Hard Drive to Favorites and Desktop

I just reinstalled my Mac, thinking I'd give OS X Mountain Lion a try. In my system, I have both a regular HDD with a partition Storage and a SSD. On the SSD, I've installed OS X, and now transfered ...
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I can't remove items from the sidebar in Finder

I'm having trouble removing items from the sidebar in the finder window. I can right click on Applications, and ill have options for it saying "remove from sidebar". However, I have a lot of things on ...
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Turn off Smart Folders display “.savedSearch” extension in Finder sidebar

I held off upgrading my Mac Pro from Snow Leopard to Lion until I had replaced all the important apps that would no longer run. So far it's OK, but one thing has me baffled is that my Smart Searches ...
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Re-colorize iTunes/iPhoto sidebar icons?

I simply can't abide Lion's/Apple's dedication to monochrome sidebars everywhere in Lion. The SIMBL technique still works in the Finder, but the new 10.6 version of iTunes breaks all the previous ...
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Why is shared volume 'Music' always missing from the DEVICES part of the sidebar in Finder?

I have a mid 2010 17" MacBook Pro (MBP). I also have a Windows Home Server (WHS) that I connect to regularly from my MBP. Normally when I connect to a share on the WHS, that mount point is listed in ...