how to reorder side bar in finder

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  1. Huck31 macrumors newbie

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    i hate that lion now rearranged my side bar in finder, i keep selecting the wrong thing.

    anyone come up with a way to re-organize the side bar yet?
     
  2. Steve's Barber macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not booted into Lion right now but can't you just drag the things up/down like you can in SL?
     
  3. Huck31 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    drag does not work, cannot even select the groups
     
  4. kirky29 macrumors 65816

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    You mean drag 'Devices' to the top?

    You can't. Sadly.

    This is what I do though.

    The "-----" is just a folder.
     

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  5. WRP macrumors 6502a

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    Come on, there has to be a way!?! I've tried everything. This is making almost 10 years of experience into turning me into a fumbling idiot. Listen up Apple, this needs to be addressed in a point release.
     
  6. scifi451 macrumors regular

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    You can drag and reposition them within say the favorites area, but I can't seem to move the devices or shared groups as a whole around.
     
  7. ghsNick macrumors 68020

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    How in the hell do you remove "All My Files" from the Finder sidebar.
    It automatically goes to that every time. If I just remove it from the side bar it shouldn't mess up anything, right?
     
  8. scifi451 macrumors regular

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    In terms of it going to it every time, you can select what a new finder opens up on by selecting the finder menu when on the desktop and then in preferences in the general tab select what you want.
     
  9. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    To remove it from the sidebar you can either secondary click and choose "remove from sidebar" or you can open up the Finder preferences and uncheck the box next to it in the sidebar tab.

    As far as what Finder opens up to: you can also change this behavior in preferences; just change where it says "New Finder Windows Open To:" to something else in the General tab of Finder preferences.
     
  10. BuckyRocks macrumors newbie

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    I've just upgraded to Lion and suddenly a new folder appeared inside my "Favorites" list in Finder. I'm trying to drag it off the list, but I can't, it always goes back to the same place.

    If I click on it, it just won't show anything.

    Do any of you guys know if there's a terminal line I can use to get rid of it?

    Thank you!
     
  11. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    You should be able to right click on it to remove it.
     
  12. BuckyRocks macrumors newbie

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    I know, that's what I did with other folders that were added automatically to my "Favorites" but it seems that this one in particular wants to cause me a headache...

    I guess the only way I can get rid of it is forcing the removal through a command line in Terminal. I just don't know which one...

    Thanks though ;)
     
  13. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    That sounds bizarre. What's the name of the folder? Can you take a screenshot?
     
  14. BuckyRocks, Jul 20, 2011
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    BuckyRocks macrumors newbie

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    Is the one called "102 CANON"

    [​IMG]

    I just can't click on it or anything.
    Spotlight is still indexing all the files on my Mac so I can't actually look for it and see where is located.

    *Sorry for the picture, it seems too big for the forum :$
     
  15. Justinf79 macrumors 6502

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    That could be the problem right there. I'd wait until spotlight is finished indexing, then try again.
     
  16. BuckyRocks macrumors newbie

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    I thought it might have something to do with that but i wasn't sure. I'll wait and cross my fingers!

    Thanks to you both :)
     
  17. redsteven macrumors 6502a

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    Don't have Lion yet, but... has anyone tried holding down the command key or another modifier key while dragging things?
     
  18. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    How'd you get the bottom bar back in Finder? I can't find an option to enable it anywhere.
     
  19. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    View --> Show Status Bar
     
  20. Etnies419 macrumors 6502

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    The one place I didn't look. Thanks!
     
  21. zkascak macrumors newbie

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    Cmd key to remove, but not reorder

    You can hold down the command key and drag the offending all my files folder out of your side bar, but it does not allow you to rearrange your groupings to how they were in snow leopard, unfortunately.
     

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