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    How to retrieve Lost Folder from Finder

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    Question How to retrieve Lost Folder from Finder
    I was trying to move a particular folder from Finder window (left side, listed under Favorites) to my Desktop. I clicked on the folder and slid it to my Desktop...it evaporated. Where do I find it, please?

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    How to retrieve Lost Folder from Finder

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    I did a search in all my files and found it...answer solved...sorry!

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    How to retrieve Lost Folder from Finder
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    Have a look in Finder/Go/Recent Folders and see if it's listed there. It looks as though anything you click on is logged there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottkb2000 View Post
    I was trying to move a particular folder from Finder window (left side, listed under Favorites)
    Those are not real folders. They point to the real folder. Apple would call it an alias, of sorts. The Windows world calls it a shortcut. You can get it back into the list by dragging the real folder from the window pane on the right to the Sidebar on the left.

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    How to retrieve Lost Folder from Finder

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    KevinJS...your answer brings up another question: when I use the command-shift-G when in Finder, the Go to folder opens. I type in "Recent Folders", as you suggested, and it doesn't find anything. What is the entire "string" that Finder is using (i.e., /system/library/core services, etc.) for the Recent Folder search?

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    How to retrieve Lost Folder from Finder
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    Recent folders is found under Go in the Finder menu.

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    Kevin, not in my Finder Menu...Screen Shot 2016-07-29 at 9.41.37 AM.png

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