Shared disappeared in Finder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lexvo, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. lexvo macrumors 65816

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    #1
    The 'Shared' section disappeared in Finder on my iMac. I checked the Finder-settings, but couldn't find anything to bring it back. I decided to reboot my iMac and now 'Shared' is back. I only had to reconnect my NAS using cmd-K (normally the NAS automatically shows up).

    So everything is OK now, but I wonder why this 'Shared' suddenly disappeared in Finder. Could it be that I accidentally typed some key-combination? Finder-glitch?
     
  2. switon macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    RE: hiding Shared...

    Hi,

    I don't know exactly what happened, as it could be a number reasons, such as having network troubles. But did you know that you can hide shares in the left-hand sidebar of Finder windows? Perhaps you accidently clicked on the "hide" and thus the Share disappeared.

    Regards,
    Switon
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    #3
    The most likely causes of this are:
    1. You unchecked everything in Finder's Sidebar preferences for the Shared section, which will make it go away.
    2. Finder's preference file is corrupted.
     
  4. lexvo thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I didn't touch the Finder settings. When "Shared" was gone I checked the settings and everything under Shared had a checkmark before it.

    I think this was a one off glitch in Finder, but I am open for better explainations :)
     

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