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glennpompier 01-23-2012 12:00 PM

Finder Preferences
 
Any idea why the items checked in "Finder Preferences" don't show up in my side bar?

vansmith 01-23-2012 12:14 PM

Which items are checked that you're not seeing? Some items won't show up unless necessary. For instance, while "External discs" may be checked, you won't see anything in the sidebar unless something is plugged in.

glennpompier 01-23-2012 12:21 PM

Only 2 showing are the HD and the admin users name, I've checked stuff I want ie Desktop, applications, photos, downloads etc but nothing shows in side bar. Was ok yesterday.

Pomeroy 01-23-2012 02:03 PM

Try hovering your mouse over "Favorites" in the sidebar then click on Show.

toMACsh 01-23-2012 02:23 PM

If that ^ fails, you could replace your Finder.plist file with a fresh default, in case it is corrupt.

glennpompier 01-24-2012 06:28 AM

How I do that ?

toMACsh 01-24-2012 02:37 PM

Go to
Users/YourUserName/Library/Preferences
This might be hidden if you have Lion. I don't, so I don't remember the trick I've read to expose it.

find the file
com.apple.finder.plist

move that to your Desktop and Restart the computer
a new plist file will be created, reset to default

vansmith 01-24-2012 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toMACsh (Post 1360428)
This might be hidden if you have Lion. I don't, so I don't remember the trick I've read to expose it.

Hold down Option while in the Go menu.


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