Finder sidebar icons disappear

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tex-Twil, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    Europe
    #1
    Hello,
    I have some of my data folders (Documents, Download ..) on another disk with symlinks pointing to them

    Code:
    ln -s Data/Downloads Downloads
    
    (Data is the mountpoint of my 2nd disk)

    The problem is that the icons in Finder's sidebar disappear randomly. Instead of having the icons I just have the empty white icon.

    I can restore the icon by opeting the properties of the folder and pasting the correct icon there. But I have to do that at each reboot which is annoying.

    Any ideas how to fix that ?

    cheers,
    Tex
     
  2. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    #3
    Finder plist corrupt?

    Don't know if the above is the problem, but you can find out painlessly...

    HD/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist

    Drag file to the Desktop. Restart the computer. This will create a new plist file.
     
  4. sunnysmile macrumors newbie

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    Oct 12, 2011
    #4
    I have the same problem with different icons. First it was a lot of icons on sidebar and a couple of folder icons like Developer and System in my HD that was missing. When I restarted my laptop most of them were fixed but the sidebar wasn't!

    Here's a screencap of my sidebar:
    [​IMG]

    I tried the com.apple.finder.plist solution and it didn't fix it. Anyone has any idea?!
     

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