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How to create a soft or symbolic link?

I am new to ubuntu and wondering how I can associate the tags in the home folder (pictures, doc etc) to my files on a disk partition. I can easily do that in Win 7 but so far I can only find it under 'devices' in Ubuntu. Thanks, Chris

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marked as duplicate by LnxSlck, RolandiXor, TheXed, Takkat, hexafraction Sep 27 '12 at 21:36

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Could you better explain this? You mean to auto sort file types to specific folders? – Dominic Jordan Hasford Sep 27 '12 at 5:40
You may want symbolic links:… – Takkat Sep 27 '12 at 6:32
In Windows you have the library and clicking on it will take you to the files even if they are on a different drive. Ubuntu has the home folder with Doc, Music, pic folders but they are empty. How can these folder be linked to where I have the files stored (e drive)? – Chris Beug Sep 27 '12 at 12:21

Use Symlink

ln -s 'location to link to' 'name of symlink'

For example:

ln -s /media/ExternalDrive ~/Documents/

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