How do I create Symlinks in OS X?

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  1. Tman47

    Tman47 Active Member

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    Simple question; i have a 1 TB external hard drive with about 3/4 a normal ntfs partition for me to manually put things on, the other partition being for time machine.

    Since time machine puts the newest backup in the "Latest" Folder in "/Volumes/"Time Machine"/Backups.backupdb/nameofcomputer/Latest"

    So i was wondering to have a good access to the applications of my time machine without having to browse after a restore i could just symlink the Applications folder inside the Latest backup to another folder on my manual partition.

    So basically I would like to know how to create a symlink between two external partitions on a mac, thanks.

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  2. jimbeam

    jimbeam Active Member

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    It easy, but Im lazy so here is a tutorial. There are also apps that do this too.

    Not sure how nice TM will play with a symlink.
  3. gunzmaiet

    gunzmaiet New Member

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    right click a file and choose "Create Alias" its either like a windows shortcut or its a symlink or sumthing totally different

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