Is there a Finder plugin (maybe SIMBL plugin) which allows one to see the directory structure in the Finder's sidebar (instead of Favorites, Shared, Devices) or in an attached window?

Something like this:

Finder somehow with sidebar

There is Cover Flow, but it's not what I need.

Also I don't need any Finder replacement; I just want to fix this missing feature in Finder.

  • 3
    I think you're going to end up with a Finder replacement :)
    – jtbandes
    Apr 2, 2012 at 8:35
  • 1
    Consider hiding finder sidebar and using column or list view until you get it sorted.
    – Richard
    Apr 2, 2012 at 12:33
  • "missing" is relative, it's just not there. Otherwise check out cocoatech.com/pathfinder.
    – nohillside
    Sep 17, 2012 at 14:48

2 Answers 2


I doubt there's a SIMBL plugin to do that. What you're asking for would be a fairly extensive rewrite even if you had the source code for the Finder.

Your best bets are what @jtbandes and @Richard's comments on your question state: get a Finder replacement that does that or use list view in the Finder.


There is now a program called Owlfiles for MacOS that is the closest I've found to what you're wanting. I find the lack of a navigation pane in Finder irritating... Honestly Apple, just copy Microsoft's File Explorer already as it is far more superior for advanced file management tasks.

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