I upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 (which appears to be the latest). There have been a number of changes that are annoying but the current worst is my inability to "make link". I have Files 3.18.5 and there no longer is a "make link" when I right click on a Folder or a File. Help...
Apparently, the "make link" option still lies under Nautilus, just not visible.
To make use of it, just enter Nautilus Preferences > Behavior tab and mark the Link Creation option (Show action to create symbolic links).
Using @Zanna recommendation, I have a solution that uses
ln -s and will hopefully help anyone who falls into my situation
Open a terminal
Navigate to the file you wish to make a link for
ln -s filename linkname
Copy or Move link to desktop
mv linkname /home/user/Desktop/
NOTE: I like to use
cp instead of
mv because it makes it easier to try again when I mess up. Also remember that long file names (containing spaces) must be placed in double quotes:
"long file name"