4 Replies Latest reply: Sep 15, 2009 11:25 AM by eringobragh70
eringobragh70 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello,
Total newbie here so please go easy on me! After downloading Snow Leopard, if I make a new folder and drag it into the Finder side bar, I cannot get them to delete. I drag my cursor over the other folders and they highlight...when I get to the new folders, they will not highlight as if they are "locked" into the sidebar.

Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • 1. Re: Can't Remove Files from Finder Side Bar
    deh2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,765 points)
    Folders that you put within the Places section can be removed by dragging them out of the window. Let go of it and poof, they're gone.
  • 2. Re: Can't Remove Files from Finder Side Bar
    V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
    you should be able to simply drag them off the sidebar. it doesn't matter if it's highlighted. just click on a folder in the sidebar and without releasing the mouse button drag it off the sidebar.
  • 3. Re: Can't Remove Files from Finder Side Bar
    Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (89,730 points)
    HI,

    Try deleting this file.

    com.apple.sidebar.plist

    Go here to find the file.

    Open a Finder window and select your Home Folder in the Sidebar on the left.

    Then open Library folder, then open the Preferences folder.

    That file will be in the Preferences folder. Drag that file to the Trash, empty the Trash and restart your Mac.

    Hopefully you will be able to delete those files now.

    Also, repair disk permissions.

    Quit any open applications/programs. Launch Disk Utility. (Applications/Utilities) Select MacintoshHD in the panel on the left, select the FirstAid tab. Click: Repair Disk Permissions. When it's finished from the Menu Bar, Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac. If you see a long list of "messages" in the permissions window, it's ok. That can be ignored. As long as you see, "Permissions Repair Complete" when it's finished... you're done. Quit Disk Utility and restart your Mac.





    Carolyn
  • 4. Re: Can't Remove Files from Finder Side Bar
    eringobragh70 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm a tard! Yup...dragged them out of side bar and "poof" they're gone! Thanks gang!