Sidebar shortcuts disappear!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by discofuel, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. discofuel macrumors 6502

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    I've created a number of sidebar shortcuts to folders I open most regularly.

    However, when I eject my external drive, shortcuts to folders on that drive disappear.

    Is there any way around this?
     
  2. Badger^2 macrumors 68000

    Badger^2

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    #2
    Exactly? How can you have a "shortcut" to a place that doesnt exist anymore?
     
  3. Choctaw macrumors 6502

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    #3
    Good observation..........plug the drive back in and they will appear again. Or do you have to reboot?
     
  4. discofuel thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What I mean is they do not re-appear when the drive is plugged back in, so if I eject the drive I lose all of my shortcuts permanently!
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    If you have several, you may consider creating a folder on the external drive containing the aliases. When you reconnect the drive, drag the aliases from the folder to your sidebar. AFAIK, there's no way to keep them on the sidebar if the drive isn't connected, as they would be dead links.
     

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