Removing item from the "Places" section of sidebar... its STUCK!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sir Pancakes, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Sir Pancakes macrumors member

    Sir Pancakes

    Dec 18, 2007
    I like to place folders in the sidebar under the "places" section when I use them alot. To get rid of them I just drag them out and they dissapear. But I deleted the folder of one of the items and now I am unable to click or right click on it to get it out of the places menu. It just says it cannot be found and then hangs for 10 seconds or so. Any ideas?
  2. Metuas macrumors regular


    Aug 1, 2008
    Under a rock.
    You could try removing ~/Library/Preferences/ and relaunching Finder. I'm not sure if that will affect the sidebar.
  3. Hybridair macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2011
    Removing stuck items from sidebar

    In recent 10.6 releases the best way to remove things from the sidebar is to click drag the folder away then push the cmd key before letting go of the mouse.
  4. jkrutch macrumors regular

    Dec 19, 2008
    Awesome! Thanks very much for that tip!
  5. chapasaurus macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2012
    Ah! I've had about 7 things stuck in my Places sidebar for about 4 months now. Finally was able to find this and it worked perfectly. Thanks a lot Hybridair.
  6. BodyByStarbucks macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2012
  7. hoohaa1 macrumors newbie

    Jul 29, 2012

    Thank you SO much!

    Had a wayward avi link stuck there for ages.

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