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I have a partitioned drive with a different OS on my Mac. I can access this drive in readonly mode, but not write mode.
There is a folder on this partition drive that I often open, and therefore I would like to create a shortcut to it.
However the option "Make Alias" is not available when I right-click on this folder - probably because Mac aliases add info to their targets in order to keep the aliases up to date (?).

Anyway, is there an alternative way to create a shortcut to this read-only folder? Maybe a command that would just open Finder on this folder ?

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"Make Alias" tries to create the alias alongside the original item, which in this case is on a readonly volume. You need to create the alias so it's stored on another volume, and the easiest way to do this is by holding Command and Option as you drag the folder to where you want the alias to be -- that'll make the Finder create an alias instead of copying the folder.

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Thanks for the answer ! –  wil Mar 30 '12 at 14:01

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