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LTP 02-16-2009 07:04 PM

Remove Custom Places from Sidebar
Hey there,

I'm using 10.5.4, and would still consider myself a bit of a new Mac user. I've been dragging any folders I want to shortcut into the sidebar. Problem is, I dragged a couple of folders there months ago, and now those folders don't exist anymore. This is my work computer, and these folders contained things I needed off the server, so I would normally have to enter a password to be able to access them. Any other folder, I can right click and chose "Remove from Sidebar", but these folders say that the volumne has failed to mount and that it cannot be found, and as a result I can't remove them from the sidebar.
I have looked through all the preferences but no where can I see an option to delete custom sidebar places.

Appreciate any help you can give!


vansmith 02-16-2009 07:31 PM

This may sound like a stupid question but have you tried just dragging it off of the sidebar?

LTP 02-16-2009 07:31 PM

*Hangs head in shame*. Said I was a bit of a new Mac user :D
I have no idea why I didn't think of that! Thank you, and for not making fun of me :D

vansmith 02-16-2009 07:36 PM

We've all been there...

danco 03-03-2010 08:37 AM

Still not working
OK, that may work normally, but I had a shortcut to a network resource that no longer exists. So when I click on the shortcut, it gives me an error message saying the folder can't be found...Clicking on it again, of course, brings up the same error message. Ad nauseum. Is there a file where these shortcuts are listed that I could go in and manually purge the bad folders?

toMACsh 03-03-2010 08:48 AM

Where? In the sidebar of your Finder windows? (same as original post)
What OS? 10.5? (same as original post)

ralf3788 07-04-2011 08:47 AM

Sidebar problem
I have jpg image file on my sidebar and I wan't it deleted but it wont. I drag it outside nothing happens and I can't even right click it to see the preferences. Im Using Macbook pro OS X 10.6.8

I figured it out.. thanks hold command and drag the item outside the sidebar then you will see the cloud icon then release

cmotdibbler 07-06-2011 06:15 AM

I created an account here just to say thanks for the tip about using cmd+drag to remove the obsolete file. Will stick around.

ifv6 08-12-2011 10:44 PM

Thank you:::
I'm a little OCD about things so this was really irritating me after upgrading to Lion.

I'm happy to say that the cmnd+drag works wonderfully in Lion as well.

Thank you!!;)

jenbrink 09-07-2011 03:14 PM

Command drag
thanks for that tip! I had about 6 folders that I could not do anything with. That worked!

BlackMesa 10-06-2011 09:50 AM

I too created an account based on the help I found here. I was scratching my head trying to remove network folders from my places that have become obsolete.

Thanks guys!

Plastilina_Ve 10-19-2011 10:32 AM

Alright, that cmnd+drag thing saved some of us. I also registered only to say "thank you" and "I love you". And I mean it. Thanks!

kydfavt 10-27-2011 02:19 AM

So, I also registered to say "thank you"

Victorb 11-04-2011 12:23 PM

Another thanks
I also registered to say thanks for the Cmd-drag trick. That has been bugging me for like a year since I replaced an old router.

brettbarbaro 11-06-2011 04:11 PM

Wanted to say thanks for this solution. So why does this happen in the first place, I wonder? Just curious... anybody know?

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