how to make a shortcut?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Trance, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Trance macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I have a music folder on my external hdd and i would like to make a shortcut on the desktop, anyway to do this?
     
  2. tug macrumors 6502

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    ... except that doesn't put it on the desktop.
     
  4. tug macrumors 6502

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    o.k. just drag it to the desktop. when it loads, just drop it to the dock, turn it into a folder, there ya go.
    alias/shortcut.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Read the OP again:
    Dragging the folder to the desktop from the external drive would copy the folder and its contents, not create a alias. If you drag a folder to the Dock, yes, it creates an alias, but only for the Dock. If you drag that alias off the Dock, it disappears in a puff of smoke, so you can't drag it to the desktop, where the OP wants it.

    miles01110's response was accurate: Hold the Option and Command keys while dragging the folder from the external drive to the desktop. That will create an alias.
     

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