How to have Finder's sidebar link for "Pictures" target my external drive?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BenLeong, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. BenLeong macrumors member

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    #1
    Okay, so I just moved my iPhoto library to my external drive and everything checks out okay.

    For convenience, when I want to browse photos, I'd like to be able to open Finder and click on "Pictures," just like I would if the photos were on my computer's hard drive. As of now, all it does is open a folder that has iChat Icons, a blank copy of iPhoto Library and iPod Photo Cache.

    Is there a way to have this sidebar link take me to my external hard drive's photos?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Yep, remove that one and put your own in there. It's linking to your actual Pictures folder, it's not just a link to a location of your choosing.

    To clarify, hold the Command key and drag it off, then drag whatever folder your pictures are stored in into the sidebar.

    jW
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Or, delete the Pictures folder and replace it by an alias to your new folder on your external.
     
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  5. BenLeong thread starter macrumors member

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    That worked perfectly... thanks! I didn't know you could drag custom things into the sidebar. Good tip.

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    Actually this was more what I was tying to accomplish... thanks!

    I'm new to Macs, so I had no idea what an "alias" even was. I didn't realize they were the same as Windows "shortcuts."
     

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