Not able to delete the Sidebar Shortcut

Discussion in 'iMac' started by soamz, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. soamz macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Hi..
    I have got one iMac and 2 Macbook Pros at my office.

    All of our project resources stay in the iMac, so I thought of taking a Time Machine backup and restoring it to my Macbook Pro.
    So, I did and its all good.

    Just one small problem.

    One of my sidebar shortcut is dead and Im neither able to click it, nor delete it.

    How can I delete it and create again ?

    Please let me know.

    Attached the screenshot.
     

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  2. lee14160 macrumors regular

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    I assume you attempted to drag it to the trash. . .:)
     
  3. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    There is no way, I can do anything.
    Its just dead.

    I cant even click or select it.
     
  4. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    can hover your mouse over it and right-click and select remove from sidebar?

    if not try a safeboot restart and doing it that way.
     
  5. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is what I see, when I hover and right click.
     

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  6. dxr808s macrumors member

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    I had this same problem with my new MBA. I migrated from my iMac to the MBA and something with DropBox messed up along the way. I uninstalled DropBox and reinstalled it, but it left a folder in my sidebar that I absolutely an not do anything with. Highly annoying.
     
  7. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. Drewbie macrumors member

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    10.6.7 changed it so you need to hold down command as you drag it off the sidebar to get it to disappear... too many people would do it by accident.



    if that doesnt work then remove the com.apple.finder.plist from the ~/library/preferences folder
     
  9. soamz thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that was an instant fix!!!

    Thanks a ton.
     

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