slftool Remove items

New Contributor

Hi Guys,

So I have been playing around with the slftool and wondered if there was a way of removing items like how it adds them?


Contributor III

I started an sfltool thread yesterday!
Seems you can dump one, restore one, save one, but not delete items. You could clear one out and start over perhaps. I hope some documentation appears soon.

Honored Contributor

Enroll into the Apple Dev Program and start playing with macOS Sierra (10.12). ;)

Valued Contributor II

sfltool is interesting. Hardly any information on its syntax and usage other than this sparse blurb:

Usage: sfltool list-info|restore|save-lists|test|enable-modern|archive|disable-modern|dump-storage|add-item [options]

Great way to deploy SMB and NFS server URLs (i.e.; OS X's "Connect to Server" box). This is pretty cool.

Id love to be able to remove items from the Finder Sidebar with a simple one-liner command as oppsoed to a collection of scripts and binaries (overkill for my environment). I just want to kill stuff like the "All My Files" and "AirDrop" icons from the Sidebar on new deployments.

Where do the slftool settings get written to? I havent ran any fs tools to see where these settings are located.

New Contributor


Where do the slftool settings get written to?

The settings are written to the files in the following directory:

"~/Library/Application Support/"

The "sfl" in sfltool stands for sharedfilelist. I'm using it to populate the Favorite Servers list in the Connect to Server dialog box, but I agree with others that there needs to be significantly more documentation about what this tool allows us to accomplish.