How to show Home folder in Finder Sidebar

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by johnnyonthemac, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. johnnyonthemac macrumors newbie

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    greetings,
    I have a new mac book pro running os x 10.7.3. I created a few folders/directories off my home directory. How can I get my home directory to show in my Finder Sidebar gui?

    Currently, all I see are:

    All My Files
    AirDrop
    Applications
    Desktop
    Documents
    Downloads
    Movies
    Music
    Pictures

    I'd like to see my home folder so I can select it and then see all the folders in my home directory; like I can on my macbook running 10.6.

    Any ideas?
    Thanks,
     
  2. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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  3. johnnyonthemac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, but how do I find my home folder in the Finder? I open Finder and I do not see my home folder. That is my problem.

    Cheers
     
  4. simsaladimbamba, Mar 20, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012

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    Press CMD+SHIFT+H to enter your Home folder in Finder, then press CMD+ArrowUp to get into the Users folder, from there drag the folder of your choice to the Sidebar.
    Your Home folder is located inside Macintosh HD / Users / .

     
  5. johnnyonthemac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you so very much. I did not know how to do that <obviously>. That worked.
    Cheers to all for the help.
     
  6. mcneale macrumors newbie

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    Personally I think it's dumb that the home directory isn't there by default and you have to go through these shenanigans to get it. Much easier to get rid of it if you don't want it. I know it's part of the make the OS idiot-proof plan, but that should not make it superuser-proof!
     

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