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If, like me, you’re relatively new to the Mac world, you stumble across tips that are both incredibly useful, and incredibly simple. One such tip concerns how to add folders to your Finder sidebar. There are several reasons you might want to do this. Perhaps you have a folder that you access all of the time, and don’t want to go digging for it. Or perhaps you’re in the middle of a project, and want to temporarily access your project folders with one click. Getting those folders into the Places section of your Finder sidebar is easy, using either of two methods.

The obvious way to get a folder into the Finder sidebar is to just drag it there. Be careful when you do so, as you could accidentally drag it onto another local or remote drive, and copy it there. You just need to make sure that you drag it into the Places section of your Finder.

For a drag-free method of moving a folder to the Finder sidebar, highlight it, and hit Command-Y. The folder will instantly appear in the Places section of your sidebar.

What other Finder tricks do you use?

Add Your Own Folders to the Finder Sidebar in Mac OS X [OS X Daily]