Documents folder disappeared!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Khurram, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    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
     
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    swiftaw

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    Make sure you are dragging them to the right hand side of the dock's dividing line.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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

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    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.
     
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    zirkle2007

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    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.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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!
     
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    swiftaw

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    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.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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?
     
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    swiftaw

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    See my above message. Finder->Preferences->Sidebar
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys,
    I got it all back and working!
     

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