Redirecting Music, Pictures and Movies folders

Lycanthrope

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Nov 1, 2005
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Brussels, Belgium, Europe
Hi All

Like a lot of MP owners I keep my data separate from my system disk. One thing I haven't yet discovered how to do is to reprogram the icons in the finder window to the new locations. For instance, all my MP3's are on a disk Data II but when I click on the Music icon in finder it goes to the default location on the boot disk Macintosh HD

Stupid question I know... Cheers
 

product26

macrumors 6502a
May 30, 2005
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simply create/move the folder to the new disk and make an alias to the new folder in the original location
 

swiftaw

macrumors 603
Jan 31, 2005
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Omaha, NE, USA
Hi All

Like a lot of MP owners I keep my data separate from my system disk. One thing I haven't yet discovered how to do is to reprogram the icons in the finder window to the new locations. For instance, all my MP3's are on a disk Data II but when I click on the Music icon in finder it goes to the default location on the boot disk Macintosh HD

Stupid question I know... Cheers
To create a shortcut of any folder in the sidebar of finder, just drag the folder to the sidebar.
 

Lycanthrope

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Nov 1, 2005
546
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Brussels, Belgium, Europe
Thanks for the answers chaps, I was hoping there was a simple system option somewhere rather than having to muck about with aliases and stuff. Seems like a omission on Apple's part to me.

Cheers
 

lcruisader

macrumors newbie
Nov 7, 2007
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I'm working in the user profile folder. I want to relocate the folders: picture and documents folders. I want those 2 folders to originate else where (could be a file share or disk volume, etc). I can copy the 2 folders to the new location, but I cannot delete the original to place an alias in its place - I get an error "Pictures cannot be modified or deleted because it is required by Mac os X"

Any Ideas?
 

product26

macrumors 6502a
May 30, 2005
774
10
I'm working in the user profile folder. I want to relocate the folders: picture and documents folders. I want those 2 folders to originate else where (could be a file share or disk volume, etc). I can copy the 2 folders to the new location, but I cannot delete the original to place an alias in its place - I get an error "Pictures cannot be modified or deleted because it is required by Mac os X"

Any Ideas?
Using leopard? I noticed the same thing.
 

trainguy77

macrumors 68040
Nov 13, 2003
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You can redirect your entire system folder in leopard in the systems prefs. But it has to be the entire thing not just a couple folders.
 

termina3

macrumors 65816
Jul 16, 2007
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That involves system preferences. The method I suggest doesn't work great for lots of files, but has served me well for my RAID setup.
 

pvr02

macrumors newbie
Nov 7, 2007
2
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Using an alias would be great, except that isn't allowed anymore in Leopard.

Anyone know how to do this via the terminal?