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Create a permanent sidebar entry for networked folders
Authored by: lar3ry on Jul 21, '08 09:02:15AM

I do this with ~/Favorites, which is also my default Finder window. Inside that folder, I put symlinks or aliases to the items I'm interested in, even if they are on network mounts (they automount for me when I select them). If they are on a USB drive that isn't mounted, I believe you get a message that the alias can't be resolved, and Finder will offer to look for it (which you can deny if you know the device isn't available).

I also put Favorites in the sidebar, and it has the old "folder with a heart in it" that was in pre-Tiger OS releases, although on Leopard it has the "etched on that ugly blue" look, which you can easily change via Get Info. Putting Favorites on the Sidebar allows you to access those hard-to-get-to places easier in File Open/Save dialogs.

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