Can't create a shortcut to a folder

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Can't create a shortcut to a folder

Post by thevenerable » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:58 am

I wan't to create a shortcut in Mint to my Windows folders (Im on dual boot)
But I see no option to create shortcut
Please advise

''Open the Desktop folder in one pane, and the source folder in the other pane.
Click on the folder or file you want to symlink.
Hold down SHIFT-CTRL and drag the folder to the other pane. A symlink will be magically created.''

Why we can't just right click the mouse is beyond me.

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Re: Can't create a shortcut to a folder

Post by jimallyn » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:59 pm

The computer I'm on at this moment has XFCE on it, not Cinnamon. In XFCE, right click in the file manager, then click Create Symlink. I don't have a computer with Cinnamon on it with me at the moment, but my home computer uses Cinnamon, and I'm sure I have created shortcuts on that, too. I can't imagine it's much harder than on XFCE.

Update: I just remembered there is another computer in the house, and I have 18.2 Cinnamon on a bootable USB stick. So I booted into Cinnamon, opened the File Manager, and I sure don't see an easy way to create a shortcut. You're right, that should be added to the right click menu.

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