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 activate these folders?

I'm running osx mavericks on a late 2013 mbp.

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  • I'm curious as to why Apple decided that a truncated, minimal list of our folders should be the default view? As for the one who said to select show/hide on the folder itself... that's kind of hard to do when apple has decided to not ever let you see the folder.
    – KasyRock
    Feb 26 '20 at 2:04

Pull down the Finder menu and select Preferences...

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In the Preferences dialog, along the top row, click on the Sidebar tab. Check the boxes next to the items you want to see in the sidebar of every Finder window.

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Close the Finder Preferences window and you are good to go.


Nothing to these critical stuffs.

Just Try This

for OS X EI CAPITAN 10.11.6

Move the " Cursor" on to the folder Like " Favorite". there will appear " Show" or "Hide" option. Click on " SHOW " option. All the functions will appear.

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