Access Folders from Finder Windows with a Custom Toolbar

May 4, 2011 - 6 Comments

Mac Finder custom toolbar folders

This is a neat trick I accidentally discovered: you can drag folders into any Mac OS X Finder window toolbar and it will stick allowing for easy access.

Additionally, if you drag some of your core ~/ directories into the toolbar they’ll stay in place with custom icons like you can see in the screenshot above: music note for your ~/Music, a camera for ~/Pictures, and a movie reel for ~/Movies.

If you don’t want folders in the Finder window toolbar anymore, just drag them off while holding the Command key.

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Posted by: AJ in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Bikorchi says:

    CMD+T will put a link of your file or folder to a left sidebar “Places” for quick access as well. I use it a lot for temporary and quickly accessing files and folders; delete it after I am done.

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  3. Rogelio says:

    This is an amazing trick!! Thanks for sharing.

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