I used to have several favorites in the sidebar of the finder window, but today they are gone.

I cannot drag folders into the sidebar, and I can't display the ones available to choose from in Finder > Preferences. WTF?

Here's a little screen capture of it misbehaving:


1 Answer 1


The first thing to try is to make a new user account and then see if the finder sidebar functions there.

If so, you can log out and delete that user account and then make a backup of the system. You'll want to delete the user preferences for Finder.

defaults delete com.apple.Finder

Then log out and back it to see if the finder sidebar is working.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .