Putting a shortcut of a folder on a desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rdubmu, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. rdubmu macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to put a shortcut of my folder onto my desktop. When I do this with dropbox, it says that the connection is lost, do you want to resync it. I am not sure if I am actually moving the location of the dropbox folder or if I am just creating a shortcut.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Are you right clicking and selecting "Make Alias" ? If not, you're probably not doing the right thing.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    How exactly are you creating it? Right-click on the Dropbox folder and select "Make alias". Then drag the alias to your Desktop.
     
  4. rdubmu thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you Miles! exactly what I am looking for :)

    This site is pretty awesome. Already a few short questions answered

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    I didn't even think to do a right click, i just clicked and dragged, in Windows it automatically makes a shortcut, I was thinking it did the same thing here :)

    Thank you to both of you for the help! :)
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    #5
    Hold Option-Command while you drag, to make an alias.

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