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Support => New Users => Topic started by: jozefmw on July 24, 2014, 06:10:56 am

Title: (SOLVED) How can I make a folder shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: jozefmw on July 24, 2014, 06:10:56 am
Must be possible, is it not?   :-\
Title: Re: How can I make a map shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 24, 2014, 06:13:48 am
You've lost me .. a shortcut to what ?
Title: Re: How can I make a folder shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: jozefmw on July 24, 2014, 06:53:17 am
a shortcut (symbol) of a an existing folder on the desktop.

 For instance:

In a USB HD I have a map wich I would like to open through a desktop Icon.
How can I create that shortcut icon?
Title: Re: How can I make a map shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 24, 2014, 07:13:32 am
Does double clicking on the map open it ? .. in which application ?

What is the path to the map file (including its name) ?
Title: Re: How can I make a folder shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: jozefmw on July 24, 2014, 07:29:29 am
The pathname is:

/media/elias/Verbatim/Current D1

When opening the map I just get the list of the files within.
Title: Re: How can I make a map shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 24, 2014, 08:39:18 am
OK, can you host the map somewhere (and provide a link), so I can download it and try to work out which application is needed to open it.

or do you know which application will open it ?

If you don't want the link to be public .. post it to me in a personal message.
Title: Re: How can I make a shortcut of a folder on the desktop?
Post by: jozefmw on July 24, 2014, 09:25:32 am
As I understood that  there is basicaly a question of misunderstanding I realised That I am using the wrong word.
I was talking about creating a shortcut of a folder, which in my lingo is called a map.  ::)

So sorry for that, but I m not very much used to the english appelations.

I also changed the title of the post.
Title: Re: How can I make a map shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 24, 2014, 09:38:55 am
Ahh, I just realised that in your other topic ;)

Anyway, creating a soft symlink to that folder is easiest .. run:
ln -sv <path to target> <path to where you want the symlink and its name>
(being careful to surround the paths in quotation marks if they contain any spaces)

so in this case
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ln -sv "/media/elias/Verbatim/Current D1" "/home/elias/Desktop/Current D1"
Title: Re: How can I make a folder shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: jozefmw on July 24, 2014, 11:00:17 am
I guess, we are almost there ....

This did not work. May be because that folder is on a Windows partition.

But I remember that in Peppermint 4 I had shortcuts of various Windows folders on my desktop.

Although I am Dutch and living in Holland, I am using Peppermint in German with a German keyboard
 because I have to work a lot with German Texts.

This is what I got:

elias@elias-System-Product-Name ~ $ ln -sv "/media/elias/Verbatim/Current D1" "/home/elias/Desktop/Current D1"
ln: Die symbolische Verknüpfung »/home/elias/Desktop/Current D1“ konnte nicht angelegt werden: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
elias@elias-System-Product-Name ~ $

It means that the folder could not be created because the folder could not be  found.



Title: Re: How can I make a folder shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 24, 2014, 12:20:13 pm
try
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ln -sv /media/elias/Verbatim/"Current D1" /home/elias/Desktop/"Current D1"if that still doesn't work .. post the output from:
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ls -a /media/elias/Verbatim
Title: Re: How can I make a folder shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: jozefmw on July 24, 2014, 02:50:02 pm
The first one didn't work either.

The second one gives this output:

elias@elias-System-Product-Name ~ $ ls -a /media/elias/Verbatim
.
..
02. De structuur van onze sturingen.doc
$AVG
BackUps
Blog.txt
Coralie-Channeling 14.02.19.pdf
Current D1
Current D2
Current D3
Current E0
Current E1
Current Linux
D2
D2 (2)
Dell 6400
DERBAER
Download Managers
DR-05-Handbuch.pdf
driverupdater.exe
Es werde LICHT
FOTO
found.000
fraglist.luar
gcb.exe
Genezen door Klanken.pdf
.html
INTENSO-USB (U) - Verknüpfung.lnk
iobituninstaller_338.exe
Link to Current D1
Link to Current E0
Link to FOTO
mbae-setup-1.03.1.1220 (1) (1).exe
mbae-setup-1.03.1.1220 (1).exe
mbae-setup-1.03.1.1220.exe
merged_partition_content
msdownld.tmp
Papierkorb - elias.9990@gmail.com - Gmail.htm
proxtube (1).crx
proxtube (2).crx
proxtube.crx
$RECYCLE.BIN
RECYCLER
RogueKillerX64 (1).exe
SIRONJAS
System Volume Information
Test Linux.odt
.Trash-1000
Untitled Folder
VERBATIM HD_files
vlc-2.0.5-win64 (1).exe
Volume (D) - Verknüpfung.lnk
Windows 8 & Linux startproblem_files
Windows 8 & Linux startproblem.html
elias@elias-System-Product-Name ~ $ ^C
elias@elias-System-Product-Name ~ $
Title: Re: How can I make a folder shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 24, 2014, 03:08:27 pm
OK, this is confusing
Does this fail:
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ls -a /media/elias/Verbatim/"Current D1"
and what's the output from:
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ls /home/elias
Title: Re: How can I make a folder shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: josephd on July 24, 2014, 10:49:35 pm
Hi jozefmw,
Have you tried simply dragging and dropping the folder from the media to your desktop while holding down Ctrl + Shift?

That should create an alias to any file and should work when the drive is available.

Screenshot example of my desktop with an alias to a usb stick
http://www.linuxbookpro.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/alias-screenshot.png
Title: (SOLVED) Re: How can I make a folder shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: jozefmw on July 24, 2014, 11:26:09 pm
Thank you Josepd,
That was the solution.

I thank all the others too, who put time and energy in trying to solve the problem !!!  ;D
Title: Re: (SOLVED) How can I make a folder shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 25, 2014, 05:21:27 am
Jeez .. now I feel stupid  :-[

How long has that been possible in PCManFM ? .. I could have sworn it wasn't  :-\
Title: Re: (SOLVED) How can I make a folder shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: josephd on July 27, 2014, 10:04:40 am
Jeez .. now I feel stupid  :-[

How long has that been possible in PCManFM ? .. I could have sworn it wasn't  :-\
I actually don't know when it was implemented, perhaps around the same time tabbed file windows was introduced.
Title: Re: (SOLVED) How can I make a folder shortcut on the desktop?
Post by: PCNetSpec on July 27, 2014, 12:28:03 pm
Seriously I could have sworn pcmanfm couldn't do that .. or maybe I'm just mixing it up with creating "launchers", and have been making life hard for myself  ::)