How to create folder shortcut in ubuntu 18.4

Do I need to install an app to do this?



You can do it from the command line:

$ ln -s /my/folder /my/link

to enable creating links from file manager, open the preferences dialog,


and under the "Behavior" tab, check the "Show action to create symbolic links" box

Preferences Dialog

  • Do I have to use the command line each time I want to create a folder shortcut? – greatfiction May 13 '18 at 4:05
  • I dont have a preferences section showing up anywhere when I go to documents. If I right click a folder or the header it does not show up – greatfiction May 13 '18 at 4:54
  • if there is a way to upload a screen shot I will do that as well to demonstrate. Thank you very much! – greatfiction May 13 '18 at 4:55
  • Got it - Thank you very much! I just wasn't looking at it right. that solved my problem - thank you kindly – greatfiction May 13 '18 at 5:22
  • It works for the desktop but not for the launcher dock. Is it possible to also put in on the launcher dock? – greatfiction May 13 '18 at 5:31

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