Can i move a folder out of desktop but still see it on the desktop??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by eroxx, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. eroxx macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    I have a 20 gig folder that I access quite often. I want the folder visually on my desktop, but I want the files themselves on my external drive nis there a way to do this, similar to shortcuts with window? Thanks!
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    The equivalent of Windows shortcuts is called an alias. The shortcut to make one is Cmd + L or you can find it in the File menu in Finder when you have a file or folder selected.

    Copy or move the folder where you like, create the alias, then move the alias to where you like. You can also drag the folder to the dock for easy access as well, provided it sits on the other side of the dividing line from where the apps sit.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Sure... just create an alias (shortcut) on your Desktop.
  4. eroxx thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010

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