Creating folder shortcuts?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Osarkon, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Osarkon macrumors 68020

    Osarkon

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    Is there anyway to create shortcuts to folders on the desktop? for example, i have a sub folder somewhere on the computer, can i create a shortcut to it on the desktop, like I used to be able to do in Windows :confused: i know I can just use finder to get there, but i like my shortcuts :) Ideas??
     
  2. reh macrumors 6502a

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    It's called an Alias. Select the folder in the Finder and go to File -> Make Alias. Then drag the Alias to wherever you want.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    folders can also be added to the right side of the dock by the trash can

    i tend to put the folders i use the most here. including applications(which when you click and hold for a second provides a nice list of the contents) and such.
     
  4. Osarkon thread starter macrumors 68020

    Osarkon

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    That's exactly what I was looking for ,cheers! :D
     
  5. ristlin, Aug 16, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2012

    ristlin Guest

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    I'd like to followup on this.

    Any idea on how to convert a Window's shortcut into a Mac alias?

    I'm on a server at work that uses the Window's file system and someone created a folder shortcut that I can't access with my Mac. Any ideas on how to get around this?

    EDIT:
    Never mind, the folder is on a filesystem that the Mac can't recognize anyway.
     
  6. mactitude macrumors newbie

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    Thank you reh! Switched to Mac at home in 2011 and haven’t looked back since. Didn’t know about the Make Alias command for folders until you just mentioned it. It is exactly what I was looking for, thank you :)
     

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