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10.3: Quick access to your Favorites folder
Authored by: vanthal on Nov 25, '03 05:20:59PM

Favorites still exists - do a search for the word in Help and the first result covers this. The folder is in your ~/Library folder. The help file does suggest that the Finder sidebar be used in place of Favorites, and the icons in the sidebar will scale as you add more items, which is nice, but if you have a lot of favorites you'll probably be happier adding the folder to the sidebar. Now, if you do this, the icon for the folder does change to the familiar Favorites heart. But! Dragging and dropping does not create aliases any more - it moves the dropped item into the folder wholesale. So you need to cmd-alt drag to create an alias, unless I'm missing something vital. I suppose you could add a folder action to Favorites that moved the dropped file back to its original location and then created an alias in Favorites whenever you added a file...

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