So a couple of days ago my Finder sidebar simply dissappeared, as in all my shortcuts were not there anymore and I cannot enable them. "Devices", "places" and "search for" is simply gone and it will not let me check it in the sidebar preferences. Actions taken so far: Realized it wasn't the typical "click jelly bean button on top right". I did not accidentally hit "hide sidebar". Restarted. Repaired Disk Permissions. Tried to enable via. Finder Preferences --> Sidebar --> checkbox. However, checkbox wouldn't "check". Other accounts look just fine. Restored ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist from backup Finder crashed upon forced relaunch and no dice. Deleted ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist from backup On relaunch still no dice. Now I am utterly lost.