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Khurram
Feb 2, 2008, 01:12 AM
Ok two problems here..
on my MBA neither the applications nor documents folder is showing up in my dock..
I tried dragging the documents folder to the dock from the finder and it just disappeared in a could of smoke!
How do I add it back to my "places" and how do I get the apps and documents folder in my dock?
Thanks



swiftaw
Feb 2, 2008, 01:13 AM
Make sure you are dragging them to the right hand side of the dock's dividing line.

Khurram
Feb 2, 2008, 01:14 AM
Ok two problems here..
on my MBA neither the applications nor documents folder is showing up in my dock..
I tried dragging the documents folder to the dock from the finder and it just disappeared in a could of smoke!
How do I add it back to my "places" and how do I get the apps and documents folder in my dock?
Thanks

Great now my applications folder disappeared as well from my "spaces"!!
how do I get these back in the finder and the dock???

WildCowboy
Feb 2, 2008, 01:14 AM
If you tried dragging it from the Sidebar in a Finder window to the Dock, it will simply disappear like that. It's because that's just a shortcut. You need to navigate in your Finder window to your Applications and Documents windows and drag those to both your Dock and your Sidebar.

zirkle2007
Feb 2, 2008, 01:14 AM
Also make sure you are dragging it from the actual hard drive or home folder, not from the left pane in Finder. I don't believe it works if you do it that way.

Khurram
Feb 2, 2008, 01:15 AM
Make sure you are dragging them to the right hand side of the dock's dividing line.

I tried doing that because I know where they should be because I was using leopard on my macbook..but when I did that they just went away in the "poof" of smoke and now they aren't showing up in my finder either!

swiftaw
Feb 2, 2008, 01:16 AM
I tried doing that because I know where they should be because I was using leopard on my macbook..but when I did that they just went away in the "poof" of smoke and now they aren't showing up in my finder either!

I think you are trying to drag the shortcuts from the sidebar in finder to the dock, that wont work.

To put everything back in the sidebar, go to Finder->preferences->sidebar

Now, when you've done that, navigate in finder to the folders you want in the dock, and drag the actual folder to the dock.

Khurram
Feb 2, 2008, 01:16 AM
Ok i've got my apps folder back in the dock although it's still now showing up in the sidebar of finder and also my docs folder and sidebar have vanished completely ....how can I get that back?

swiftaw
Feb 2, 2008, 01:18 AM
Ok i've got my apps folder back in the dock although it's still now showing up in the sidebar of finder and also my docs folder and sidebar have vanished completely ....how can I get that back?

See my above message. Finder->Preferences->Sidebar

Khurram
Feb 2, 2008, 01:18 AM
Thanks guys,
I got it all back and working!