How to Manage Customize Finder Sidebar on Mac

🗓️ November 10, 2020 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

manage the whole finder sidebar for easy access, from this setting you can add or remove the selected option from the Favourite tab, Device tab, Shared tab and color Tag. most of the Mac user doesn’t aware about how to customize Finder sidebar or reset for the default setting. for new Mac device, you didn’t find the hard drive or favorite folder access and Tag for direct finder all the document that has been tagged before when you create or marked for reuse same like change folder color on Mac. here I explain to you how to add and remove favorite folders, Devices, Shared Devices and Tags.

Prerequisite and Compatible devices: You need macOS Mojave or earlier running on MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and All other MacBook model.

How to customize finder sidebar on Mac: MacBook Pro/ MacBook Air/ iMac

Take action on the below explained tab, You have to go finder’s preference through below steps.

Step 1: Open finder from Dock.

Step 2: From the top menu Go to the Finder > Preferences.

Step 3: Finder Preferences allow for change settings for Tag, Sidebar and Advanced.Customize Finder sidebar in Mac OS X Yosemite

Customisable Favourite tab

First, you can see Applications, Desktop, Downloads, Movies, Pictures, Videos and account’s root folder.

From the finder preferences > Sidebar. Enable or Disable favourites folder as a shortcuts.All finder sidebar setting pane

2. Devices

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Full System files and folder access: enable option your Mac’s name,

Root file Access means hard disk enable it.

Any other third party connected external hard disk enable: External DisksEnable or Disable showing on Sidebar

For your Mac’s CD, DVD drive access and other device.

3. Tag: Will be display full list

if you want no one can track tagged Documents and Folders by you. Then disable it from showing it under the finder sidebar. So go to the finder preferences > Sidebar > uncheck recent tag.

How change tag name and color displayed in the finder sidebar

Go to the finder preferences > Tags.change tag color and Name

Rename: Choose tag name and press return, named valid meaning full name for easy find and understand.

Change bullet color: Click on dot color and choose your color from drop down options.

That will show the direct effect on the finder sidebar tag tab.

Thanks to apple such big customisation option now available for all in very easy steps, Same you can do for customise Dock Size, Text and more in macOS.

on behalf of any query related to customize Finder sidebar on your MacBook, MacMini, iMac, then feel free and share with us on the comment box.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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