Finder Sidebar

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  1. Paul75 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,
    In the sidebar of my finder I have all the usual 'Applications', 'Downloads', 'Documents', but I've also got 'Inbox'. I can't click or right click on it. Does anyone know what it is or how to get rid of it. I tried removing it from the Preferences but it doesn't show up.
    I am currently running lion but also had this issue in snow leopard.

    Thanks,
    Paul.
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  2. mulo macrumors 68020

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  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Hard to drag something you can't click on. Did you try command-click?
     
  4. Paul75 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't think I'd be able to drag it either Greg as I can't click on it so initially didn't give it a go. However just tried and it does drag off, but just reappears.
    When I command click on it it opens up an new finder window with nothing in the 'Inbox' folder. On the sidebar the 'Inbox' is not highlighted showing it's the active folder like it would if I command-clicked on 'Documents'.

    So still no luck.
     
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Since the preferences and dragging it off doesn't work, there might be a permission issue. From Disk Utility, select your main hard drive partition, then try the Verify/Repair Disk Permissions buttons.
     
  6. Paul75 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll give that a go now.

    I tried dragging the 'Documents' and 'Downloads' off the finder window as well but they didn't disappear either. Just bounced back to the sidebar.
     
  7. njvan macrumors member

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    Name calling won't help.

    ;)
     
  8. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

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    DEVONthink Pro puts an Inbox in the sidebar. You probably have to turn it off in the app preferences.

    To drag off any file/folder in the sidebar, hold down Command key when dragging.
     
  9. Paul75 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Diane, the command drag solved it.

    Cheers.
     
  10. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Good to hear
     

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