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#50796 - 01/01/19 01:09 PM Can documents go into the sidebar?
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09

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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#50800 - 01/01/19 02:44 PM Re: Can documents go into the sidebar? [Re: kevs]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
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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#50801 - 01/01/19 03:15 PM Re: Can documents go into the sidebar? [Re: artie505]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
I'm looking to just have documents in there.. possible..?

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#50802 - 01/01/19 03:28 PM Re: Can documents go into the sidebar? [Re: kevs]
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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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#50807 - 01/02/19 08:30 AM Re: Can documents go into the sidebar? [Re: kevs]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
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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#50810 - 01/02/19 08:50 AM Re: Can documents go into the sidebar? [Re: Ira L]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
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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#50816 - 01/02/19 01:17 PM Re: Can documents go into the sidebar? [Re: Ira L]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
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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#50828 - 01/02/19 06:14 PM Re: Can documents go into the sidebar? [Re: kevs]
dkmarsh Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09

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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#50829 - 01/02/19 06:37 PM Re: Can documents go into the sidebar? [Re: dkmarsh]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
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

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#50831 - 01/03/19 10:35 AM Re: Can documents go into the sidebar? [Re: dkmarsh]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
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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#50839 - 01/03/19 04:28 PM Re: Can documents go into the sidebar? [Re: Ira L]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Okanagan Valley
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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#50840 - 01/03/19 05:06 PM Re: Can documents go into the sidebar? [Re: ryck]
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Registered: 08/04/09
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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#50841 - 01/03/19 05:42 PM Re: Can documents go into the sidebar? [Re: artie505]
dkmarsh Offline

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Registered: 08/04/09

Quote:
Your Documents folder is an alias to ~/Library/Documents

Minor correction: the alias is to ~/Documents. No Library involved.
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#50842 - 01/03/19 05:48 PM Re: Can documents go into the sidebar? [Re: dkmarsh]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Thanks!

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