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Finder sidebar missing

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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,

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:


    Then, restart, or log out and in again.

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



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


    Yup, that'll do it!


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