move USB drive into sidebar

catroom

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Nov 28, 2007
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Can someone help?

I know how to move my hard disk and any other partition into the sidebar from Devices to Favorites.

I am trying to do the same thing with my USB drives (and my bootcamp windows partition, although that is not important). But when I try to add a USB drive to Favorites from the desktop or Devices, it merely disappears. I’ve tried holding down the command key and various other combinations but no luck. Am I doing it wrong or is it impossible?
 

catroom

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Nov 28, 2007
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Yes, I’ve done that and my USB drive appears in the Devices section. And when I drag it from from the Devices section (or the Desktop) to the Favourites section, it disappears. I repeat, can anyone suggest what I’m doing wrong or can’t it be done?
 
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Mal

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Jan 6, 2002
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Yes, I’ve done that and my USB drive appears in the Devices section. And when I drag it from from the Devices section (or the Desktop) to the Favourites section, it disappears. I repeat, can anyone suggest what I’m doing wrong or can’t it be done?
That's not how it's designed to work. It's a device, so it shows in the Devices section. If you want it in the Favorites section, create an alias to the drive, then place that alias in the Favorites section of the sidebar. Just note that it won't work without it connected (of course).

jW
 

catroom

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Nov 28, 2007
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Mal, that doesn’t work for me. I can drag aliases of partitions (which appear in the Devices section) to the Favorites section and it works but I cannot drag aliases of USB drives in the same way. They just disappear.
 

bdodds1985

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Jul 18, 2011
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you have lion dont you. haha

it wont stay in there ive tried everything. as soon as whatever you dragged into your favorites in disconnected the folder disappears.