Changing Documnets Music folders to external drive

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Changing Documnets Music folders to external drive

Postby Red Barked Tree on Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:54 am

Hi All,
Is there a way of pointing the standard os folders of documents, music etc to same named folders on an external HDD?
Or could this be achieved another way?
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Re: Changing Documnets Music folders to external drive

Postby austin.texas on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:17 pm

You forgot to mention what operating system you have, but in Mint 16 Cinnamon I just create bookmarks in Nemo, which give me access to my /data folders. (click Bookmark > Add Bookmark for each folder.)
Then this is what it looks like in Nemo after I rename those bookmarks.
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In the graphic, Music is on sdb1, and Music sda2 is not, but they are all right there in Nemo for me to access.
You have the option of deleting the empty Music folder, or other empty folders created by the installation, if you want it to look neater. Personally, I use them for temporary storage occasionally.
Once you do that, you don't even have to create those bookmarks again in a new Mint installation. All you have to do is copy the text file /home/yourusername/.config/gtk-3.0/bookmarks from your old Mint to your new installation - (as long as your mount point is identical to the old Mint - and assuming that the new Mint uses Nemo).

You can accomplish the same thing the old school way, which is to create symlinks.
I can describe that - but it would be easier if you run the command -
mount
and post the result
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Re: Changing Documnets Music folders to external drive

Postby Red Barked Tree on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:25 pm

I am running Elementary OS and I found that with this desktop I could just drag the USB mounted folders to the left hand side window and it seemed to create the " short cut" to the folder on the USB drive.
I got a great deal of assistance here on trying to get my usb mounted at start up by default along with access to it for me ( as user) and another user which is a music server.
I had assumed it may be involved but was straightforward.
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Re: Changing Documnets Music folders to external drive

Postby austin.texas on Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:11 pm

Please go to your first post, click EDIT, and add [SOLVED] to the title.
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