Does removing folder from Favorites in Finder delete folder / contents

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macgrl, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. macgrl macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2008
    Hello all,

    By mistake I dragged my documents folder from the favorites list in finder and it the pointer went into the shape of a screwed up ball of paper / puff of smoke.

    Does this mean that the folder and contents have been deleted or is it just that was a shortcut / link to the original and all that is gone is the link?

    How do I get it back?
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    No you did not delete the folder. You just removed a shortcut to it from the side bar.

    To get it back, browse back to the folder's location (your Home folder) and drag it back into favorites.

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