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Can documents go into the sidebar?
#50796 01/01/19 09:09 PM
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It seems only folders glide into the favorites section of the side bar easily. When I try documents, like word files, they wont go.

Though I have one word doc there, that I put a year ago, not sure how I got it there.

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kevs #50800 01/01/19 10:44 PM
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macOS 10.14.2

I just enabled "Documents" in my sidebar to experiment, and I was able to drag Excel and TextEdit docs to it, but they didn't display as individual docs, rather as docs within a folder named Documents. (See pic)

To get them in there, I dragged my docs on top of "Documents" until I saw a +.

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Re: Can documents go into the sidebar?
artie505 #50801 01/01/19 11:15 PM
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I'm looking to just have documents in there.. possible..?

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kevs #50802 01/01/19 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted By: kevs
I'm looking to just have documents in there.. possible..?

Just documents in where? Your "Documents" sidebar item? Or your sidebar in general?

Your question is unclear to me.


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kevs #50807 01/02/19 04:30 PM
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I can't speak to the version of OS X you are running, but in 10.14.x documents can not go into that sidebar area.

The workaround I use is to create folders that represent a "theme", move those folders into the sidebar and put similar documents (or an alias) in the appropriate folders. In this way I can readily access a few documents without having to go into the Documents folder.


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Ira L #50810 01/02/19 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: Ira L
I can't speak to the version of OS X you are running, but in 10.14.x documents can not go into that sidebar area.

I took a second look, and I"m retracting my original post.

In 10.14.2, the Documents folder created in your sidebar when you check Finder/Prefs > Sidebar > Documents is an alias to ~/Library/Documents, which is not what kevs is looking for.

Your workaround rules!

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Ira L #50816 01/02/19 09:17 PM
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Thanks Ira, I'm on High Sierra. So documents, CANNOT go on side bar, only folders? If so, how lame is that?

Of course, I have zillion folders, which are by definition populated with things pertaining to that folder, but some files are so important it would be nice to drag them in the sidebard. I did get one to go there once, not sure why/ how that worked.

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kevs #50828 01/03/19 02:14 AM
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I'm running High Sierra, and I can put documents in the sidebar by command-dragging them there. (It's also possible to put documents in the toolbar the same way.)



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Re: Can documents go into the sidebar?
dkmarsh #50829 01/03/19 02:37 AM
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Hooray for you DK! No one could figure that out!

Toolbar would be cool, if documents I'm dragging there were folder specific. Since whatever I drag there comes up on every finder toolbar, it would run out fast. Might be nice if there is 1-3 doc, I use all time..

If you want/ can take a peek at these recent thread too let me know you opinions:

https://www.finetunedmac.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=50795#Post50795

https://www.finetunedmac.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=50798&#Post50798

https://www.finetunedmac.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=50799&#Post50799

Re: Can documents go into the sidebar?
dkmarsh #50831 01/03/19 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted By: dkmarsh

I'm running High Sierra, and I can put documents in the sidebar by command-dragging them there. (It's also possible to put documents in the toolbar the same way.)

I stand corrected: in Mojave a command-drag accomplishes the same thing. blush


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Re: Can documents go into the sidebar?
Ira L #50839 01/04/19 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted By: dkmarsh
I'm running High Sierra, and I can put documents in the sidebar by command-dragging them there.

Originally Posted By: Ira L
I stand corrected: in Mojave a command-drag accomplishes the same thing. blush

Am I missing something here? I have High Sierra 10.13.6, with a Documents folder in the sidebar, and I quite readily place and remove documents, folders etc from it will great facility just by clicking and dragging.

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Re: Can documents go into the sidebar?
ryck #50840 01/04/19 01:06 AM
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Your Documents folder is an alias to ~/Library/Documents...not an unique entity.

kevs, Ira, and DK are talking about individual documents.

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artie505 #50841 01/04/19 01:42 AM
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Quote:
Your Documents folder is an alias to ~/Library/Documents

Minor correction: the alias is to ~/Documents. No Library involved.



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Re: Can documents go into the sidebar?
dkmarsh #50842 01/04/19 01:48 AM
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Thanks!

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