Finder Sidebar Missing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ee99ee, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. ee99ee macrumors 6502

    ee99ee

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    #1
    Somehow, my Finder Sidebar is missing. It's the thing that shows all of my mounted drives and shortcuts. How do I get it back?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Click the little pill-shaped button in the upper-right corner of any Finder window.
     
  3. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Or, perhaps, click the little dot halfway down on the left side and drag it to the right. wrldwzrd89 has the more likely solution.
     
  4. ee99ee thread starter macrumors 6502

    ee99ee

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    Bingo, that worked. Thank you! wrldwzrd89's solution just changed the outline of the window.

    -Chris
     
  5. mustang_dvs macrumors 6502a

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    ...And it's behavior. In chromed mode (with toolbar and sidebar), folders open in the enclosing window; in simple mode (collapsed toolbar and sidebar), folders open in a new simple window.
     
  6. nickd4stick macrumors newbie

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    advice not working

    clicking that oval thing nor the dot half way down the side work. they dont bring up my side bar. :mad:
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You might have a corrupt finder.plist file.

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

    Move it to your Desktop, then Restart.
     
  8. cheshiarcat1987 macrumors newbie

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    Secondary click

    You can also right click the top bar of the window. There is a "hide sidebar" option.
     
  9. xmarc999, Feb 18, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2013

    xmarc999 macrumors newbie

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    Mouse over FAVORITES

    If the problem is just the Favorites themselves are missing, if you place your cursor over the word FAVORITES at the top of the Finder sidebar, a faint "Show" or "Hide" will appear to the right. Click on the Show/Hide.

    Works on Lion. Can't speak to other releases.
     
  10. dma550 macrumors 6502

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    Mine did this, I had top restart dock process.
     
  11. SteveG0 macrumors newbie

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    #11
    shortcut to retrieve sidebar OSX 10.x

    Try the keyboard shortcuts of Apple-Option-S
     

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