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Hi,

I'm having some trouble with the Finder Sidebar. Whenever I logout the sidebar resets to its default stage. I'm tired of this since I like to have some folders under the Places section, but they never stay after logging out. It doesn't matter if I drag the actual folder or its alias to the places section, they always disappear.

In the past it was working excellent but recently (about 2-3 months from now) I started with this problem.

Anyone knows a way to solve this issue?
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It could be that your Finder plist is corrupt. Go here: HD/Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences and move this file: com.apple.finder.plist to your Desktop.
Restart the computer. This will make a new Finder plist file with default settings.
Report your result here.
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Ok, so I moved com.apple.finder.plist to my Desktop, restarted and the file generated again after reboot.

Any further steps?

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The file is supposed to regenerate after reboot... a new default finder .plst!
From there you need to put what you want under places again, reboot and see if the changes are sticking now after rebooting.
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After the finder .plist regeneration, still the sidebar resets after reboot. What else could be corrupted?

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hmmm, this I don't know.
If it's not working though, to save the headache of endless troubleshooting, I would create a new admin account and see if the same behaviour happens in the newly created account.
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Well it doesn't. In a new admin account, sidebar stays as I want. Man, it is such a pain to move my preferences and docs over to the new account.
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Well we at least know that there is a corrupt preference there somewhere in your admin account.
Maybe someone will come along with a fix shortly.
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Well we at least know that there is a corrupt preference there somewhere in your admin account.
Maybe someone will come along with a fix shortly.
Try com.apple.systemui.plist (system user interface) instead.
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Try com.apple.systemui.plist (system user interface) instead.
I only have com.apple.systemuiserver.plist I assume this isn't normal. Should I try with this one instead?
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I only have com.apple.systemuiserver.plist I assume this isn't normal.
That's the one. Perfectly normal. I was going on memory alone, and forgot the "server" part.
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It didn't change a thing. I still have the problem.

Finally I decided to migrate all my files and preferences to a new admin account. At least I know this account does not have any corrupt plist and works perfect with the sidebar.

Anyways, thanks for your assistance guys. I'm glad you were there to help
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