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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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How to add “All my Files” back to Finder sidebar?

The "All my Files" icon in my Finder sidebar has disappeared, I may have inadvertently deleted it with an unlucky motion on the trackpad. This helpful answer shows the following technique, but I have ...
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“Fonts” inspector disappeared from sidebar in OmniGraffle. How do I get it back?

In OmniGraffle 7.9, somehow the Fonts inspector popped out of the sidebar and into its own floating window. So I closed that window. Now the Fonts inspector is gone, disappeared, inaccessible. How do ...
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Custom icons disappeared from folders in Home directory

I reinstalled macOS couple days back, I found that I couldn't have a capitalized user/home folder anymore (Gio became gio). I'm used to having it with a capital. Looked around online for a bit ...
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After upgrade to HighSierra Finder's Sidebar do not work anymore

I have a 13" early 2014 MacBook Air which had been running El Capitan for some time now. Yesterday I successfully upgraded to High Sierra (10.13.3), but since then a problem keeps occuring: All "...
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How do I remove all the tags at once from the Finder sidebar?

I have nearly 1,500 tags. Somehow, they are all marked to appear in the sidebar. My MacBook Pro is 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 with 16GB of memory, but it still takes 7 seconds for Finder to remove just one ...
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finder search window – functionality of keyboard shortcut changes

I use cmd + alt + spacebar to launch a new finder window on my mac. Sometimes however, instead of launching a normal finder window complete with sidebar (something like this), it instead launches a ...
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OneDrive folder keeps moving to bottom of Finder Favorites sidebar

In my favorites sidebar, my OneDrive Folder keeps moving back at the bottom of the favorite list each time I reboot. Can I make sure that it remains on top of my list of favorites on the sidebar of ...
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Finder: How can I really disable the Sidebar? (Sierra)

I rarely use the Finder's Sidebar, but I can't get rid of it. I turn it off for a folder, and it almost always comes back the next time I open that folder. (This was asked before but solution does ...
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My username not displaying in Favorites on the left

I have a setting that whenever I open up Finder, it would open my username files. However, it does not show within Favorites. Why does it not show there? How can I add my username there?
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Custom Sidebar Icon Finder [duplicate]

Is it possible to create a custom sidebar icon for a specific folder in macOS like Dropbox, Google Drive and Creative Cloud currently do without using an application?
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My finder's sidebar is empty

My finder's sidebar is empty (see attachement), this happens about once every two weeks, I would be working on my mac and suddenly the sidebar becomes empty. It works again after a restart, but it is ...
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Why do sidebar folders turn white?

Sometimes, not always, when I drag a file to a sidebar folder, it turns white. The folder I'm dragging into turns white, and it doesn't turn back. I have to delete the folder from the sidebar, and ...
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Remove Bookmark and Reading List Sidebar

Tapping the book icon to the left of the address bar does not remove the Bookmarks/Reading List Sidebar. How does one remove the sidebar?
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Calendars are not visible in the iCal sidebar

I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to macOS Sierra and since then I have noticed that none of my calendars appear in the sidebar space to the left of the ical window. Can anyone help me to get these ...
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Permanently remove sidebar that pops up every time I open a tab in Safari

How can I permanently remove the sidebar that pops up every time I open a tab in Safari 9.1.3 on OS X El Capitan?
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Generic icons in Finder side bar?

I am running into an issue whereby the icons for things like 'Music', 'Movies' and 'Pictures' in the windows of the Finder side bar are showing up as generic document icons. I should note, that device ...
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Make Sidebar items in Finder larger without affecting any other application

Background I'd like to make items in the Finder's Sidebar larger like this: Theoretically, you can do it like this: Open System Preferences. Open General. Set Sidebar icon size: to Medium or Large. ...
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What is difference “defaults read” and “defaults export”?

Helloo, I'm using OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 I'm trying to change Sidebar on Finder. I have got difference results with defaults read and defaults export. Example: 1. defaults read command defaults ...
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Alias to folder on external hard drive disappears from sidebar when the hard drive is ejected

I've made an alias to a folder on my external hard drive and added it to Finder's sidebar. Whenever I eject the external hard drive the newly added item to the sidebar disappears and doesn't reappear ...
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Empty favorites sidebar of third-party applications

From my update to El Capitan (now at 10.11.3), I've some difficulties with sidebars. My Finder's sidebar working very well and can be very complete : But third-party applications (like Preview, ...
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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 Weather, ...
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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 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 ⌘+K, ...
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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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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 why ...
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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 ...