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Mac Lion OS 1. How do I add/delete items from the favorites

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1. How do I add/delete items from the favorites list on the sidebar in Finder? There are some things in there that really shouldn't be there.

2. When I do a "save as" type action such as "back up database", it only gives me a limited number of places I can save. I would like to be able to go down another level, but it won't let me. How do I do this? For example, I can save to the desktop, but I can't save to a folder on the desktop because I see no option to do so. This always forces me to first save to desktop, then move the file manually to where I want it.

Thanks.
Click on the arrow next to the file name to bring up more options

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX feel a little stupid.

What about the first question?

1. How do I add/delete items from the favorites list on the sidebar in Finder? There are some things in there that really shouldn't be there.
There is no Favorites on my Lion Finder do you mean iTunes?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
http://dailygizmonews.com/2011/07/29/how-to-re-arrange-the-finder-sidebar/

My favorites includes folders I haven't touched in years and I can't figure out how to remove them. They're not one of the option shown in the finder preferences as mentioned in the article above.
Oh I see why can’t you use the Finder / Preferences / Sidebar?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I already told you why. "They're not one of the options shown in the finder preferences as mentioned in the article above."

For example, the favorites side bar has a folder called "Bowflex Blaze Pictures". There is no option to uncheck this in preferences. I haven't touched this folder in about 2 years, I have no idea why it is in the favorites.
Sorry, right click on each and go to Remove from Sidebar
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