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Is it possible to use symlinks to redirect applications if a volume isn't connected?

I sometimes work from home where i use a mounted volume but occasionally i need to work away. Problem is all my applications that require paths to the files wont work properly when the volume isn't connected (mamp, transmit or coda) and i have to create a set of duplicate favourites for all my apps.

/volumes/projects/ (all projects in here)

~/projects/ (all projects in here too)

The 2 folders are synced.

If not symlinks is there any way to deal with this problem?

Any suggestions appreciated!

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If the folders are synced why not always work on the local versions? –  Mark Jun 13 '13 at 18:20
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