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In the com.apple.sidebarlist.plist file you can find different CustomListItems for the "Favorites" items in Finder's Sidebar.

For example:

<dict>
    <key>Alias</key>
    <data>
    AAAAAACmAAMAAQAAzyiimAAASCsAAAAAAAkOewAJDn8A
    AM8oo6IAAAAACSD//gAAAAAAAAAA/////wABAAgACQ57
    AAJl2QAOABQACQBEAG8AdwBuAGwAbwBhAGQAcwAPABoA
    DABNAGEAYwBpAG4AdABvAHMAaAAgAEgARAASABVVc2Vy
    cy9uYWlhZC9Eb3dubG9hZHMAABMAAS8AABUAAgAM//8A
    AA==
    </data>
    <key>CustomItemProperties</key>
    <dict>
        <key>com.apple.LSSharedFileList.Binding</key>
        <data>
        ZG5pYgAAAAABAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
        AAAAAAAAAAAAZm53ZAIAAAAAAAAA
        </data>
        <key>com.apple.LSSharedFileList.TemplateSystemSelector</key>
        <integer>1935819884</integer>
    </dict>
    <key>Name</key>
    <string>Downloads</string>
</dict>

What are "Alias" and "com.apple.LSSharedFileList.Binding" data and how to create your own data?

I guess they are icons or path to them, but how to generate these data strings, what are the specification for those icons and where do they have to be stored?

  • The two blobs are base64 encoded. Their format does not resemble anything I know of. The first blob contans a reference to /Users/naiad/Downloads/ and the second to a non-Latin script word/name. – Aeyoun Dec 10 '14 at 22:48
  • possible duplicate of Change Mac OS X Finder sidebar icons – Aeyoun Dec 10 '14 at 22:48
  • But it's not "only" base64 ... it has something more ... Also I'd like to know how to "encode" to that – FlamingMoe Dec 10 '14 at 23:19

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