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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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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"

  • 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: askubuntu.com/questions/79150/… – 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
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    @thephoenix01 you can mount at startup but it doesn't solve the unmount part. Not sure how you would go about that without building a gnome extension to over-ride the default behaviour. – Chris Sep 7 at 12:31
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For Ubuntu 17.10, you can create links to the sidebar in the bookmarks file. In the terminal, type

cd .config/gtk-3.0

Then open a file called bookmarks with your choice of text editor. I use vim, so I type

vim bookmarks

Add the link to the directory (folder), save, and do a restart or log off/login.

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    just did this on 18.04.1 and it worked. Just commenting for someone who might be looking for it. Thanks. – Tharaka Devinda Sep 11 '18 at 9:57
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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.

  • It did not work. Can you explain better? – Erel Segal-Halevi Apr 17 '17 at 18:21
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it's very easy:

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

  • where is this menu bar – kerry Jul 13 '17 at 6:37
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    Or just open folder. Ctrl-D. – Kjetil S. Sep 7 '18 at 14:06
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For some Ubuntu version, you can go the parent directory and drag the desired folder to the left panel.

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