Change Finder Paths

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by carfac, May 9, 2008.

  1. carfac macrumors 65816

    carfac

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    #1
    So on the left side of finder are little icons for like "Music" and "Photos". I am using a NAS to share music, videos and pictures to all my computers. i was able to easily make my Windows default locations point to the NAS folders... but how do I make these folders on the Mac finder point to the NAS locations?
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    #2
    By dragging them into that area, which is probably even easier than whatever the Windows way might be.

    You'll find "Drag and Drop" to be a much more substantial and fundamental aspect of the Mac OS than it is on Windows.

    • How do you send files in iChat? Drag them in.
    • How do you attach files to email in Mail.app? Drag them in.
    • Mount disk images in Disk Utility? Drag them in.
    • Save images from Safari? Drag them out.
    • Create copies of iTunes music on desktop? Drag them out.
    • Import image into Pages? Drag them in.
    • Add/remove items in Dock? Drag them in/out.
    • Easily copy and paste snippet of text from one app to another? Drag it.
    • Add music to Garage Band? Drag it in.
    • Movies to Keynote? Drag them in.
    • etc...

    Note that this generally only works with authentic Cocoa apps... aka not stuff that doesn't follow the rules like Firefox.
     
  3. carfac thread starter macrumors 65816

    carfac

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    So how do I give them the pretty little icons rather than the ordinary ones?

    I want them to REPLACE/OVERWRITE the existing links in there, not co-exist with them...
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    Make them the icon of the original folder. You can copy and paste icons from the Get Info window. Right Click -> Get Info. But those will end up being just the folder icons with a musical note or what have you superimposed.

    That's not how it works.
     
  5. carfac thread starter macrumors 65816

    carfac

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