I need to restore my Documents folder!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PockASqueeno, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. PockASqueeno macrumors newbie


    Jul 22, 2010
    a small suburb near Nashville, TN
    The other day, I was using a disk inventory program to delete some of my unwanted files and folders, and I accidentally deleted my Documents folder. It's now in the Trash. How do I restore it? I tried just dragging the folder back to the sidebar, but it doesn't show up the same. The icon in the sidebar shows as a regular folder instead of the pencil and paper that it originally had. Also, if I right-click it and click "Open Enclosing Folder," the Trash opens again, indicating that it's still in the Trash.

    How can I restore my Documents folder/alias to its original state?
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    The Document folder needs to be moved back to /Users/yourusername/

    Dragging and dropping a folder in the sidebar just creates an alias to that folder.

    You can either move it manually or you can try ctrl+click (aka right clicking) it and select the option in the menu that appears called "Put Back" this may be greyed out. If it is you will need to move it back manually.

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