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I already seen examples for adding favorite places on home icon launcher for Documents, Music, Pictures, Downloads and already added it.

Now I want to have also add Windows partition so that when I click it will mount and open in nautilus. I didn't find any example for this anwhere. Is it possible or not, if yes then how ?

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You might be able to get something good enough by adding it to your Nautilus (file explorer) bookmarks, by pressing Ctrl+D when you have the partition (directory) open. Then, you can hit Meta+F (meta is usually the windows key) and typing the name.

edit -- you could probably follow this user's post, How to add my favorite places as a quicklist in my home's icon in Unity? and use a different directory path. If you need to figure out what the path is,

  • Select the folder (or Windows partition) in question.
  • Open up the editor with the .desktop file from the linked post.
  • Paste (Ctrl+Shift+V).
  • Remove the "file://" prefix.
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Is this the only way ? –  Gaurav Padia Nov 6 '11 at 0:50
    
@GauravPadia, see edit, sorry! –  gatoatigrado Nov 6 '11 at 0:56
    
I followed your suggestion in edit section, but its not working. I selected windows partition and paste it but I am not getting anything prefixed with file:// instead I am getting /media/SOFTWARES where SOFTWARES is my windows drive label. SO this is what I added: "[SOFTWARES Shortcut Group] Name=SOFTWARES Exec=nautilus /media/SOFTWARES TargetEnvironment=Unity" It will open my partition only if it is already mounted else nautilus is saying "Could not found /media/SOFTWARES" –  Gaurav Padia Nov 6 '11 at 1:06
    
@GauravPadia, okay, sorry I misunderstood. Can you make the partition mount by default? You can probably use something like the "Disk Utility" or gparted to mount it, then copy the mount parameters to /etc/fstab. You should be able to add the user flag to the /etc/fstab line for your Windows partition so you can mount it with the "mount /media/SOFTWARES" command. Then, you can just make the .desktop file "mount /media/SOFTWARES && nautilus ...`. –  gatoatigrado Nov 6 '11 at 1:24
    
I want to do without mounting by default because I do not need windows partitions everytime. Do you know any single command that will mount partition and open in nautilus ? Thanks al lot for your help anyway. –  Gaurav Padia Nov 6 '11 at 21:49
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