automatically create aliases for contents in another folder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by arvinb, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. arvinb macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2007
    I have a synced folder called "projects" that's got, well, all my projects in it (separated by folders). I would like to get individual aliases for all the separate project folders within "projects" appear on my desktop, so I don't have to open "projects" to go to an individual project folder.

    Is there a way to automatically create shortcuts for each of those project folders and show them on the desktop, and have it synced where if I add another folder in "projects" an alias would automatically appear on my desktop, and if I delete a project, its shortcut would also disappear?

    Normally I just have project folders inside Desktop itself but now that the projects need to be synced (like with Dropbox) I can't have them just be in the desktop. But it's important for me to have one glance access to the contents of the project folder, so I always know what projects need to be worked on.
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    I don't think so. The Mac OS has always created the alias in the same folder the original is in, requiring you to move it where you want it to go.

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