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How do I create a shortcut on the desktop to Users[me] in Mac OSX? Ctrl+Click does not have an option for Make Alias on this directory

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I think the reason the option does not appear is because the /Users/ directory is write-protected, and clicking Make Alias would add a file to the /Users/ directory. – NReilingh Nov 30 '10 at 0:43
Note also that Cmd-Shift-H will take the user to their home folder (I know that's not what you're asking, but possibly helpful). – shacker Nov 30 '10 at 1:03
@shacker, that is extremely helpful ... keyboard commands > clicking for sure ... thanks! – Michael Nov 30 '10 at 23:00
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Hold down Command + Option and drag the folder to your Desktop.

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Brilliant, thanks! – Michael Nov 29 '10 at 20:28

Hold down ⌥⌘, then click and drag your user folder to the desktop.

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Or select the folder and chose File > Make Alias from the top menu.

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