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    Trouble with "places" in finder's sidebar

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    Trouble with "places" in finder's sidebar
    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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    Trouble with "places" in finder's sidebar
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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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    Trouble with "places" in finder's sidebar

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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?

    Thanks.

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    Trouble with "places" in finder's sidebar

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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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    Trouble with "places" in finder's sidebar

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    After the finder .plist regeneration, still the sidebar resets after reboot. What else could be corrupted?

    Thanks.

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    Trouble with "places" in finder's sidebar

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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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    Trouble with "places" in finder's sidebar

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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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    Trouble with "places" in finder's sidebar

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    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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    Trouble with "places" in finder's sidebar

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    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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    Trouble with "places" in finder's sidebar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spielmeister View Post
    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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    Trouble with "places" in finder's sidebar

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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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