How to clean up places

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by veteq, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. veteq macrumors member

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    #1
    I meant to hit Option+Cmd to hide the side bar, instead I hit Cmd+shift that added over 300 listing to the "places" bar, is there a way to clean it up quickly? Instead of one at a time? any help would be greatly apprecited.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    #2
    Just delete Library/Preferences/com.apple.sidebarlists.plist, then relaunch Finder by opening a Terminal window and typing:

    sudo killall Finder
     
  3. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Rather than playing in Terminal just hold down the Option Key while right clicking the Finder icon in the dock ~ Relaunch will be on the context menu.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    Oh, there ya go! I'll add that to my mental list of bizarrely useful facts. :)
     
  5. veteq thread starter macrumors member

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    That worked great, right click on finder while holding the option key made restarting finder simple. The last time made this mistake, took me 20 min to clean it up. I am glade I asked the question this time


    thank you
     

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