How to link "My Computer" folders to another partition? [SOLVED]

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How to link "My Computer" folders to another partition? [SOLVED]

Post by Amandaville » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:51 pm

I installed LM 18.1 and created a separate /data partition. Is it possible to link the folders under My Computer in Nemo to folders on that partition?
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Re: How to link "My Computer" folders to another partition?

Post by Pierre » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:02 pm

is the separate /data partition - mounted automatically?.

& does it then appear on the LHS of the Nemo screen - in the Tree Area ?.
if not, you should be able to drag & drop that link into the Tree Area. ..

you can also, create a direct link, to the partition, on the Desktop, as well.
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Re: How to link "My Computer" folders to another partition?

Post by TooMuchTime » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:09 pm

I know that if you create a /home partition, all user folders will be placed there. That's what I've done. You can try this tutorial and see if it provides some help. I have not tried it so I cannot speak to how well it will work.

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Re: How to link "My Computer" folders to another partition?

Post by Amandaville » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:20 pm

I figured it out. I knew I could create bookmarks but I wanted the links under My Computer not under Bookmarks. Apparently I can simply drag and drop the Bookmark up to My Computer, remove the original link and now it's exactly how I wanted it.

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Re: How to link "My Computer" folders to another partition?

Post by all41 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:25 pm

Apparently I can simply drag and drop the Bookmark up to My Computer, remove the original link and now it's exactly how I wanted it.
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