Unable to add to Sidebar Favorites

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by kalex, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. kalex macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    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?
  2. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    select it, go to File>Add to Sidebar (or select the item/folder/etc and "command-T")...
  3. kalex thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    That added it under devices but when i dragged it to favorites it disappeared again
  4. zorinlynx macrumors 603


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    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)
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    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.
  6. alwaysireland macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2013
    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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