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    @brettbarbaro: What does "this" mean in your question? If you're referring to something above, you'll have to identify it.

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    @toMACsh I mean, why do some things seem to get stuck in the sidebar and others not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettbarbaro View Post
    @toMACsh I mean, why do some things seem to get stuck in the sidebar and others not?
    Well in the case of Post #1 above, items that were in the Sidebar were deleted, thus those icons were "stuck" there. I don't know (for sure) of other reasons this could happen. I'd hazard a guess at some sort of corruption, but, who knows?

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    more thanks...
    ...yet another thank you for the cmd-drag advice. I have had an unburnt cd icon in my sidebar for months that has been bugging me! I have also registered to say thanks.

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    Cmd+drag = Thanks
    @ralf3788: Also registered just to say thanks. That problem was annoying me for ages.

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    this is great!
    Just registered to say this is great!
    Wow. This helped a lot.

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    I tried the Cmd-drag thing on some folders that no longer are where they were when I originally added them to "Places," saw the puffy cloud, was happy, and dragged some new folders to the "Places" sidebar menu. Everything was fine. Then I rebooted...



    The old phantom "places" are back. The ones I had added--and wanted--are gone.



    I have been stuck with these zombie folders in "Places" for many months. I tried getting rid of them in Leopard to no avail, and now the same miserable thing in Snow Leopard. Cmd-drag appears to work, but doesn't. Can anyone rid me of these haunts? Arrrrrrrrrgh!

    UPDATE—SOLUTION: I just found out how to kill the beasts, so I thought I'd post it here for anyone who ran into the weird problem I had with Cmd-drag not working. A sure fix is to go to your user folder, then to Library/Preferences, and drag the file named com.apple.sidebarlists.plist to the trash. Then log out and log back in. Your sidebar will have been deloused, and restored to defaults.

    If you have a lot of things in the sidebar that you want to have there (in addition to the problem things), do a selective screen grab (Cmd-Shift-4, then drag around what you want to grab) of a sidebar before you trash the .plist. That way, you can open that when you log back in, and use it to set the sidebar back up the way you want it.

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    My last post with "UPDATE—SOLUTION" was too much optimism too fast. Yes, it did entirely get rid of the unwanted "Places-that-would-not-die" folders in the sidebar, but after I rebooted some time later, all my custom "Places" that I had dragged into the sidebar and actually wanted were gone. The sidebar had entirely reverted to defaults, ignoring the sidebar preferences I had set.

    I'm about ready to just give up trying to use it, but am adding this post to the thread in hopes somebody might have a real solution to this madness.

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    Thumbs up Thanks for the CMD drag tip
    I, too, registered on MacForums just to say thanks for this great tip!

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