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I would like to create a link to some new folder that I have in my home. The left panel shows docs, images downloads etc. But I would like to add my other folders that I created myself like university etc,

It use to be as simple as drag and drop the folder on the panel, but it doens't work anymore. How can I create a link?

The image is to show what panel I'm talking about:

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up vote 23 down vote accepted

You can add Bookmarks. Just go to the desired directory and via Global Menu → Bookmarks → Add bookmark.

Or you can use simply Ctrl+D when you are in the desired directory.

For Ubuntu 13.04 or more updated versions, you can click the "gear" icon on top right and use "Add Bookmark"

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This doesn't answer the question. Adding the bookmark does not add any folder to the side panel. – jokerdino Nov 27 '11 at 9:35
The question owner wants to link a directory to left side bar. Adding bookmark is the easiest way if I did not misunderstand him/her. What do you mean by "adding folder"? – heartsmagic Nov 27 '11 at 9:46
Adding a bookmark does not add a link to the folder in the side panel. Sorry for the poor wording in the first comment. You might find this question useful:… – jokerdino Nov 27 '11 at 9:50
If you mean the places below "Computer" by saying folder yes Bookmarks are not shown there. And if question owner asks only for this place below Computer that means I misunderstood him/her. – heartsmagic Nov 27 '11 at 10:55
that a great way around @heartsmagic it works for me. But for the sake of the question i wanted to add a folder bookmark under computer here is how it looks (how can i put an image in the comment?) !Valid XHTML. – dodohjk Nov 28 '11 at 8:12

It's not elegant, but if you simply create an empty file, open it, save-as, then browse the top level folder of the directory you want to bookmark in the side panel, you can actually drag that link to the side panel and it will then show up in the side panel.

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it's very easy:

1.Open your folder
2.from menu bar select bookmark bookmark this location

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