I use Logic Pro X, and it's very particular of the naming of the directories it uses.

I'm SymLinking the Gigabytes of extra content it's downloaded from external drives. HOWEVER I wanted to ask something about the naming of the directories.

I want to name the original directories located on the external as "folderName[Sym]" so I can remember that it's being SymLinked. And then the actual SymLink on the main drive will just be "folderName".

Will Logic (or any program requiring default directories) see just the name of the SymLink file and be ok? Or will it follow the path, see the actual file is names "folderName[Sym]" and tell me I've done something wrong?

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    Not exactly sure what you're asking, but you can rename symlinks and aliases without renaming the original file. – At0mic Dec 29 '15 at 3:30
  • Ok, so if Logic is looking for a required directory named "Apple Loops", and I name the relocated file "Apple Loops [Sym]", will Logic still respond correctly if the SymLink of "Apple Loops [Sym]" is named "Apple Loops"? – bmoneruxui Dec 29 '15 at 3:34
  • If you have the folder "/Volumes/ExtHD/Apple Loops (SymLinked)" linked to "/Library/AppSupport/Logic/Apple Loops", then yes, it should work. – At0mic Dec 30 '15 at 3:21

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