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Old Sep 23, 2010, 06:11 AM   #1
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Create link on dock to open folder

I know this question sounds obvious and there are a million threads on placing folders on the dock but my need is more specific:

I want to add a folder to the dock but when I click on that folder, I simply want it to open in finder. I don't want to click the folder and then view contents in in Grid or List view, I only want the finder to open with that folder's contents. Is this possible?

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Old Sep 23, 2010, 06:14 AM   #2
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Right-clicking it and selecting OPEN is not an option? : The better option is explained by angelwatt.

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Old Sep 23, 2010, 06:15 AM   #3
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Command - Click on a stack for it to open in the finder.
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 06:16 AM   #4
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Make an alias for the folder, then drag that to the Dock.
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 06:21 AM   #5
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Make an alias for the folder, then drag that to the Dock.
Thanks, that's nifty.
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Old Sep 23, 2010, 06:35 AM   #6
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Make an alias for the folder, then drag that to the Dock.
Perfect! Exactly what I needed, thank you.
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Or, Cmd-Opt-click opens it.
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Old Jul 6, 2013, 04:42 PM   #8
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Make an alias for the folder, then drag that to the Dock.
Yeah, I know this is old and the previous post revived it, but...

I did that and it worked fine. However, I have another Stack with the alias arrow in my Dock, and it's been there for a long time, so I don't recall how it was created. When I left click on it, it behaves like a normal Stack rather than opening the folder it points too straight away. That is puzzling to me now.
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