Sidebar shortcuts disappear!

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

  1. discofuel macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2010
    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


    Oct 29, 2009
    Exactly? How can you have a "shortcut" to a place that doesnt exist anymore?
  3. Choctaw macrumors 6502


    Apr 8, 2008
    Good observation..........plug the drive back in and they will appear again. Or do you have to reboot?
  4. discofuel thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2010
    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


    May 16, 2008
    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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