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Finder sidebar missing

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wim.mees Calculating status...
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Jan 29, 2012 1:58 PM

Since a few days I'm having this weird "issue" with finder:

 

When I open "User" or "Downloads" I have no sidebar. The option to show it is greyed out and I can't activate it anywere...

When I open finder with "Documents", "Music" or any other shortcut I do have the sidebar and everything looks right.

 

I reinstalled Lion but it didn't fix the problem...

 

I hope you guys can help me...

 

Thanks in advance,
Wim

iMac (27-inch Late 2009), Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,445 points)
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    Jan 29, 2012 2:23 PM (in response to wim.mees)

    Go to Finder "Go" menu hold the option key and choose Library. Then go to Preferences trash these files:

    com.apple.finder.plist

    com.apple.sidebarlists.plist

     

    Then, restart, or log out and in again.

    (You will have to reset a few finder prefs the way you like them.)

     

    EDIT:

    Looks like there is a "Hide Toolbar" function which has the effect described above.

     

    Yup, that'll do it!

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