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Since I don’t use iMovie that much, I deleted my “Movies” folder out of my Home folder and the sidebar in Finder. Later, I realized I liked having that folder there. After trying many ideas, one finally worked:

  1. Add a new folder in Finder by going into the File menu and selecting New Folder. (Skip this step if you already have the Movies folder in your Home folder).
  2. Drag the Movies folder from your Home folder onto the Finder sidebar.
  3. This will also work with other folders such as: Documents, Music, and Pictures.

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  1. I thank you for the article.

  2. I just found that if you chose to have Mac OS X running in another language than English, creating either a “Movies” or the localized equivalent won’t work. I managed to recreate the folder with the right icon by first changing the language back to English (the flag in the system preferences), then restarted the finder, created a “Movies” folder, and then switched back to my language of choice. Quite cumbersome but it worked as far as icon goes. Now I just have to find a way to make that folder change its name according to my locale, it’s still named “Movies” while all the other magic folders changed their name back to the localized version upon local switch (yeah I’m that kind of guy !) 🙂

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