Unable to add to Sidebar Favorites

kalex

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Oct 1, 2007
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Got a weird problem. I'm trying to add a network share icon to my sidebar favorites and it doesn't seem to add. I click on my Mac under devices. I can see the network volume on the right side, I try to drag it to Favorites menu and it shows up for fraction of a second then disappears.

Any ideas what i can do to make it stick?
 

zorinlynx

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May 31, 2007
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I'm also having this problem. Has anyone found a solution?

It's a bit frustrating because I can add folders within network volumes to my Favorites, but not the network volumes themselves. It almost feels like it's a bug, because sometimes the volume appears very briefly in the sidebar and immediately vanishes.

I have two network volumes that I hit very often and it's silly that I have to add an extra click to get to them! (Computer name -> volume)
 

GGJstudios

macrumors Westmere
May 16, 2008
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Got a weird problem. I'm trying to add a network share icon to my sidebar favorites and it doesn't seem to add. I click on my Mac under devices. I can see the network volume on the right side, I try to drag it to Favorites menu and it shows up for fraction of a second then disappears.

Any ideas what i can do to make it stick?
That's because, as a volume, it doesn't belong in Favorites. Volumes belong under Devices. Go to Finder > Preferences > Sidebar and make sure you have checked the selections you want.
 

alwaysireland

macrumors newbie
Aug 5, 2013
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used to

You could previously add mounted volumes to your "favorites" - and in this upgrade you still can.

However, one day you can add volumes and they stick (two weeks at the most for me) and the next, nothing. It's very frustrating.

I've also experienced (with this upgrade only) my volumes showing as question marks in my dock when my machine awakes. It only happens to stores/volumes that have custom icons. (which have been in place for many, many years)

Either way, after doing the same job for 11 years a workflow develops, this game I play with my volume shortcuts is disruptive. I'm sure Apple could fix it. After all, previously it worked fine.
 

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