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I have multiple drives in a desktop computer. I want one of those drives to function as my /home/username/Pictures folder. Can this be done?

I thought symbolic links could do this, but I'm not having any success.
The target drive is /media/Images. Here's what I tried so far:

terminal screenshot

All four variations give me the same result, a shortcut inside the /Pictures folder.

link inside folder

This isn't what I want. I want the /Pictures folder itself to be the shortcut. How do I do this?

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Why it's as simple as deleting the Pictures folder first before linking my good man. Like so:

rm -rf ~/Pictures

ln -s /media/Images ~/Pictures
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I hope it's something simple like this. I just tried your command and got "rm: cannot remove `/home/tom/Pictures': Is a directory" as an error. –  Tom Brossman May 17 '12 at 18:55
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rm -rf !!!!!!!! –  Rinzwind May 17 '12 at 18:58
    
That's what I meant thanks Rinzwind –  SomKit May 17 '12 at 19:28
    
Perfect, thanks. I was getting so frustrated! A quick fstab edit and I'm all set now. –  Tom Brossman May 17 '12 at 19:32

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