Sidebar Favorite Icons - Symlink Folder Icon?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by oneinten, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. oneinten macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2013

    After geting help setting up a symlink structure between my SSD boot drive's home user folders and my external HDD storage folders I have a very specific question I'm hoping some people might have encountered.

    You drag an original boot drive user folder such as "Music" or "Downloads" into the sidebar, you get the music icon/download icon appear.

    However, after creating and placing symlinks for Movies, Pictures, Music and DOwnloads folders on my SSD's user directory and dragging the folders into the favourites sidebar I just get a folder icon, no eye catching icon which is bugging me. I have managed to change the FOLDER icon to a standard music folder/video folder etc but I can't get the original sidebar favorites icons you would normally se when dragging an original Movies/Music folder onto it.

    Has anyone experienced this or have I done something wrong setting this us?
  2. nlynch77 macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2013
    I have the exact same setup by the sounds of it, nice to see someone else is creative!

    I didn't even notice the issue until you pointed it out. One way to fix it could be to (temporarily) delete the aliases and let OSx restore the file structure (i think it'll recreate missing user folders), drag THAT to the sidebar, then restore the symlinks. Since the symlinks have the same name and location, it might fool OSx into letting the sidebar links work.

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