Google Drive Creating Shortcuts on your Desktop
Modified on: Tue, 26 Aug, 2014 at 5:02 PM
Overview: with the move to Google Drive for faculty, if you used your old Desktop to store files and folders you can still replicate that experience with folder aliases.
- @Desktop inside your Google Drive folder is where your Desktop files and folders were moved.
- If you want to have links to you old Desktop folders, open your @Desktop folder. From the finder click on the folder you wish to have on your desktop and click File > Make Alias (or Command - L).
- Take this alias and drag it to your desktop:
- Now you can access folders you use to store on your old desktop but still have them stored in your Google Drive folder.
- You can do that with individual files as well:
Remember: if your file or folder is not in @Desktop or @Documents or your Google Drive folder it is not being backed up.
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