An Alias to a hidden/system file?

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I want to make an alias to the .trash folder in my home folder, so that I can have a trash on the desktop.

I used TinkerTool to shoe the hidden files, created the alias, and then turned off the hidden files. Unfortunately the alias also disappeared. (I tried to rename the alias without the . in front, but that didn't do anything.

Any suggestions?


  • Reply 1 of 3
    gardnerjgardnerj Posts: 167member
    Open terminal

    cd Desktop

    ln -s ../.Trash tcan

    creates a folder tcan on your desktop ...
  • Reply 2 of 3
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    This one will work anywhere.

    ln -s ~/.Trash ~/Desktop/Trash
  • Reply 3 of 3
    acollinsacollins Posts: 60member
    Thanks, guys. Works like a charm.

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