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Given how immediately familiar Files felt when coming from Finder, I was surprised to see a drag-drop of a folder to the sidebar not resulting in the creation of a bookmark.

Did I miss something obvious here or are bookmarks simply not supported?

  • Can you please tell which version of elementary OS are you using? I just did create a bookmark on my elementary OS Juno. – Hasan Apr 19 '19 at 18:19
  • And if you can't bookmark a folder by drag-and-drop, please go to the folder you want to bookmark and press Ctrl+D. Please let know what you find. – Hasan Apr 19 '19 at 18:42
  • Thank you for your follow-up. I am on Juno as well. – AngryAnt Apr 21 '19 at 6:42
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Press right button on any folder you want to bookmark and click on Bookmark, you will see your desired folder in the sidebar in .

And as Hasan suggested,

Please go to the folder you want to bookmark and press Ctrl+D.

this should work too.

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  • Thanks - this did indeed work and suddenly I was also able to drag-drop to create sidebar bookmarks and rearrange them. Unfortunately this ability quickly went away again. I have not been able to establish very great stability on this install. – AngryAnt Apr 21 '19 at 6:43
  • That is something wrong with mouse/touchpad i guess. But that is another issue. If you face problem with mouse / touchpad create another question unless a question already covers your issue and it has answers. – Hasan Apr 21 '19 at 12:29
  • When dragging onto the sidebar make sure you drop between existing bookmarks (drag icon has "copy" emblem - white cross on green) not onto a bookmark (drag icon has "move" emblem - black cross on white - if local bookmark but "copy" emblem if on a different filesystem). The context menu or shortcut key is probably safer. – Jeremy Wootten Apr 21 '19 at 19:21

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