Macintosh Window Missing Sidebar

October 1, 2013 / Updated: March 22, 2014 / Lena Shore


I don’t know how I did it, but the sidebar window that usually appears from my finder windows is gone. How do I get it back? I can’t seem to drag it back out. Help!


It’s easy to accidentally lose things like this, especially when you are not used to them being optional, as in past versions of Mac’s OS. Here is how to get that sidebar back.

  • Bring the window with the issue to the front of your desktop so it’s active.
  • Sidebar: CMD+OPTION/ALT+S or Menu Bar > View > Show Side Bar


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Lena Shore

Lena is a full-time freelancer and nerd that specializes in web development, graphic design, and illustration. She enjoys building things, learning new things, pursuing creative endeavors, and giving free advice.

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