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help my sidebar items have gone in finder!

djneils98

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 13, 2015
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without any warning my sidebar favourites have disappeared from the finder sidebar (desktop, downloads etc)
They are still selected in the finder options but do not show.
Tried rebooting and restarting the mac but no dice.
Any idea why it's doing this and how to fix it please!
 

grahamperrin

macrumors 601
Jun 8, 2007
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643
Try a safe boot then a normal boot.

Then in preferences for Finder, deselect something that you want selected, then reselect that thing. If you're lucky, an action such as that will 'nudge' the preference file into a less troublesome state.
 
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fisherking

macrumors 604
Jul 16, 2010
7,696
2,503
ny somewhere
OMG that's exactly what i did! feel like a right muppet now and to think I have a degree in computer science!
THANKS!

i remind myself, when i have an issue, to try the simplest things first (i used to get 'deep' into troubleshooting, and usually, it IS the simplest thing). glad that's resolved!
 
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