Lion Bug? - Folders added to sidebar disappear after reset

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Kokichi, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2009
    Hey everyone, I have an irritating bug that I can't seem to find any help for online. I can drag and drop a folder to the "Favorites" sidebar in Finder and have it stay there for easy access - just like I could do in Snow Leopard. However, since using Lion, whenever I restart my computer, all the folders under "Favorites" that I added (via dragging and dropping) disappear. The only folders that will remain even after I reset the computer are the ones that I select from going to Finder -> Properties -> Sidebar. Is there any reason why my folders keep disappearing? Am I completely missing something that they added in Lion that wasn't an issue in SL? Thanks for your help!
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2012
    Boulder, CO
    me too!

    I wish I could offer you some help, but I'm having the exact same problem. (Thought you might want to know you're not totally crazy!)

    I also cannot drag my files over to the sidebar (have to use command T to get them into the sidebar) and then once I open a file from the sidebar, it disappears.

    Anyone know how to fix? Thanks!
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2011
    are they folders from an external?
  4. macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2012
    Boulder, CO
    Re: are they folders from an external

    No. They're local files. I've had these folders in my sidebar for years and it's just since I upgraded to Lion that they've begun to disappear.
  5. macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2012
    Sidebar folders vanish

    from the sidebar, but they are still intact in their expected locations. It is like something cause the sidebar to "forget" my customizations.

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