Cant create shortcut to Home Folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ne0star, May 9, 2008.

  1. ne0star macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2007
    I am trying to create a shortcut to the 'Home' folder on my desktop using the crtl, option key drag method, but it keeps giving me the following error

    'The Item 'Dan' (home folder name) is in use right now and cannot be opened.'

    'Try again when the current task (such as moving or copying an item or emptying the trash) is complete.

    I have tried restarting my macbook and the error is the same. Any ideas?

    I'm running OSX 10.5.2 on a genuine Macbook Pro

  2. MacManiac777 macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2008
    New Zealand
    You need to hold the command and option keys while dragging your home folder to the desktop, this will create the shortcut.

    Using control and option will attempt to move or copy it to the desktop.
  3. AdeFowler macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2004
  4. ne0star thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2007
    That worked a treat cheers!

    LOL yeah it took me a good few google searches just to find out that it isn't even called a shortcut in OSX.

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