Sidebar (present in LO since a few versions ago) doesn't work in my portable version (v220.127.116.11, Build ID: 62ad5818884a2fc2e5780dd45466868d41009ec0).
It is not enabled by default in my Writer (but probably because it keeps my previous settings and customization?),
I have been using LO for long and actually never saw the Sidebar (I just learned about it recently in another blog's review!)
I tried enabling in Menu/Tools/Options/LibreOffice/Advanced but I do not see the 'Enable experimental Sidebar' option which I'm supposed to see there. I only see 'Enable experimental features'. Then I enable it, and then restart. But Writer does not show the Sidebar option in the View menu
What am I missing? Is the option actually NOT included in the portable version? Shouldn't it be included in the 'Modifications' page?
SOLVED: as suggested by fellows below (thanks!!), I installed a completely fresh copy of LO portable, and yes, the sidebar is there. Also LO actually works faster and cleaner, so I guess I was dragging old (several years!) settings which may not be a good idea...