2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 29, 2012 2:23 PM by macjack
wim.mees Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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)
  • wim.mees Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just discovered a solution myself...

     

    Looks like there is a "Hide Toolbar" function which has the effect described above. Right clicking on the toolbar and deselectig "hide toolbar" fixes the issue. I thought I'd share this solution for all those who have the same issues.

  • macjack Level 9 Level 9 (50,625 points)

    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!