Can't create a shortcut to a folder

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thevenerable
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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
Thanks

Solved:
''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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Re: Can't create a shortcut to a folder

Post by yertchuk » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:21 pm

I realize this is a bit late, but I happened on this thread while I was looking for ways to create symlinks from the Cinnamon GUI. Actually, it's simple: you highlight the target file (not right click) and then select the 'edit' drop down menu. "Make Link" then appears!

I do agree that this should ideally be shown after right click, but at least it can be done quite easily.

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Re: Can't create a shortcut to a folder

Post by Mute Ant » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:11 pm

Since Windows98 'Send to Desktop' has implied 'Make a Symbolic Link', then move the link to where you want it.
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