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Until recently, one could add custom links to the left pane of Nautilus by dragging a folder. It seems this option no longer works (since Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) or 11.04 (Natty_Narwhal)). How do I get this to work on a recent version of Ubuntu?

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Seems to be working fine in Natty - press F9 on nautilus to display tree view and drag and drop a folder onto the tree view. –  fossfreedom Oct 2 '11 at 20:18

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Select the folder you want to link, then go to the top menu bar and select Bookmarks -> Add Bookmark.

When inside the folder that you want to bookmark, go to the top menu bar and select Bookmarks -> Bookmark this location -- or Ctrl+D.

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This doesn't seem to work for me. When I press Ctrl + D the search function opens. As far as I can see there is nowhere to add a bookmark. When I click on Files Bookmarks I only have the option to edit existing bookmarks, not add a new one. I am using Ubuntu 13.10. If anyone has a solution for Ubuntu 13.10 I'd be grateful.

EDIT: I found an answer here: BookMark13.10. What is a little confusing is that the Bookmark doesn't appear in "Places" but lower down on the left pane under Bookmarks. At first I didn't see it!

Hope this of some use to someone.

Cheers

Adrian

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You have to go into the folder you want to add, and then press Ctrl + D, contrary to every other file manager on earth.

(Please, apply the principle of least astonishment here and go back to something sane. Now if I could only find out how to remove the default music, photos, etc. from the pane.)

Source: blog post Ubuntu 12.04: Adding Bookmarks/shortcuts to left sidebar of Nautilus manager (2012-05-05)

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You may just drag'n'drop any folder you want to appear in Places bar. This works for remote folders too. Or make a bookmark entry with Ctrl+D shortcut.

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