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Question: Finder sidebar icon changed

In my Finder sidebar, the icon of a plain folder has changed. It looks like some document with a mouse pointer. No matter what I do, I can't change this icon in the sidebar back to normal. Every time I drag this specific folder (simple folder with audio files in it) back to the favorites sidebar, this strange icon appears.

In the screenshot the folder is circled in red. The folders above and below are displayed normally.

Any tips on how to return the icon to normal?


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iMac, macOS High Sierra (10.13.4)

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Did you try creating a new folder, then drag and drop (move) all your files into this new folder. Drag that to the sidebar.


This will inform you in two ways. Either the folder was corrupt or a file within he folder is the culprit. Go from there.

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May 26, 2018 6:20 AM in response to moogvoyager In response to moogvoyager

Did you try creating a new folder, then drag and drop (move) all your files into this new folder. Drag that to the sidebar.


This will inform you in two ways. Either the folder was corrupt or a file within he folder is the culprit. Go from there.

May 26, 2018 6:20 AM

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May 27, 2018 7:56 AM in response to moogvoyager In response to moogvoyager

moogvoyager wrote:


I didn't want to move 8 terabytes of very important data for testing purposes only.


Unforntunately, next day the wrong icon was back again. Any other ideas how to solve this icon issue?


Couple of thoughts:

Ignore the differences

create an Alias, put that in the sidebar

Remove the troubled folder from the sidebar altogether


The go to way is create a new album and more chunks of data only and test. Repeat the next chunk of data and test. In this way you start to isolate the problem file that is the culprit in a given chunk. 8 TB would make this seem a monumental task, both laborious and time consuming.

May 27, 2018 7:56 AM

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