How to change me default movie folder??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FleurDuMal, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. FleurDuMal macrumors 68000

    FleurDuMal

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    #1
    Hey,

    OK, let's see if I can explain this :eek: .

    I want to change me default movie folder from the the default position in my user folder onto my newly bought hard disk.

    Is there any way of doing this??

    Thanks.
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #2
    Sure..

    Move the folder and leave an alias in it's place..

    But be prepared for minor chaos to ensue if the external isn't there when the Finder attempts to access the alias.
     
  3. FleurDuMal thread starter macrumors 68000

    FleurDuMal

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    Why? What'll happen?? :S
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #4
    The sky will burn. The seas will boil. Foul brimstone smoke will pour out of your Mac. The Spirit of Steve Jobs will come to you in a dream and admit that Windows is a superior product. Your cat will poo on your pillow.

    Or..

    The Finder will thrash until it times out because the volume isn't found. (read: the beachball of Death for a long time)

    And/Or..

    The alias will be "broken" and the Finder will splat a message to that effect.
     
  5. FleurDuMal thread starter macrumors 68000

    FleurDuMal

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    Hmmm...doesn't sound fun.

    Basically, all I want is to put a shortcut to the folder in my dock. However, I want the icon with the movie picture in the folder, rather than the plain old folder icon.

    Any ideas on how to get this???
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #6
    Yes.. Google is your friend and should easily produce the answer to that question.
     
  7. FleurDuMal thread starter macrumors 68000

    FleurDuMal

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    I've googled but I'm still clueless...:(

    EDIT: Done it :)
     
  8. jens1245 Guest

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    Open up a terminal
    sudo rm -r /folder/location
    type administrator password
    Replace folder with alias.
     

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