Download folder icon will not display in Finder sidebar

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by inscrewtable, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. inscrewtable, Mar 12, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2015

    inscrewtable macrumors 68000


    Oct 9, 2010
    For some unfathomable reason the download folder in my sidebar is displaying a generic white rectangle, although the correct icon is on the actual Download Folder. I dragged it out of the side bar and dragged the Download folder back but it still displays the same generic recatangle in the Sidebar.

    I tried copying the icon on the download folder to another folder which I was able to do then I tried copying it back to the download folder, but it still won't display on the sidebar. I can copy the download folder icon to another folder and drag that onto the sidebar and it displays fine.

    It's a small thing but it's really irritating me.

    any suggestions?

    Here's a sample of what's happening.

  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Log in as a different user. Does the icon display then?

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