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    How to remove question mark icon in Finder toolbar?
    By mistake I dragged a mkv file onto the finder window toolbar. It created a mkv icon. I have since deleted the file totally and it is now a question mark icon.

    How can I remove the icon, or any dragged file icon, from the finder toolbar?

    I right-click on the icon and it brings up the menu to select how I want the toolbar to display, icon-text, icon only, etc.

    Tried dragging the icon to trash but when I click on it I get the item not found message.

    Thanks for reading my post.

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    Sorry for the trivial post. Found the answer...command + drag the icon to trash, gone.

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    You're not the first one with this question. You might be the first one to answer it yourself however. This thread might help someone else you know.

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    I can't believe it was so simple...
    Thank you for both asking and answering this question. I have had a question mark stuck in my finder toolbar for months and I can't believe it was so simple to just delete it. Thanks again.

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    Question Marks in Finder
    Thanks for posting, dvdchance. I was sick of looking at the question marks in my finder. I found that you do not have to drag them into the trash...just hold the command key and drag them out of the finder and they "evaporate".

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    That trick also works with items in the sidebar AFAIK. It happened to me when I accidentally dropped a file into the sidebar.
    Sylvester Roque Former Contributing Editor About This Particular Macintosh

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    Thank you so much - their was nothing trivial about that post. It helped me, and many other people out their too

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    Still vital info
    Thank you. I can't believe I've just left multiple "?'s" liter my finder tool bar for years. Still vital info in 2013 -and a reminder of just how simple and friendly the Mac environment can be -if a bit subtle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ergomoto View Post
    Thank you. I can't believe I've just left multiple "?'s" liter my finder tool bar for years. Still vital info in 2013 -and a reminder of just how simple and friendly the Mac environment can be -if a bit subtle.
    Subtle, yes. This forum is the Owner's Manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    Subtle, yes. This forum is the Owner's Manual.
    Wondeer if the gang at Cupertino would let us use that as a tag line for the forum? Somehow I doubt it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvdchance View Post
    Sorry for the trivial post. Found the answer...command + drag the icon to trash, gone.
    Well having embarrassed myself by posting a trivial issue I find your answer (and question)! Thanks all sorted. I will be more careful and read the FAQ before my next foray.

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    ? mark in finder toolbar
    Quote Originally Posted by bluwlf.8503 View Post
    Thank you for both asking and answering this question. I have had a question mark stuck in my finder toolbar for months and I can't believe it was so simple to just delete it. Thanks again.
    Thank you for the answer to this problems, I have been trying to get rid of this ? all day. Now it has gone. Thank you very much everyone.

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