I could not understand whether other questions had been answered, or if the answers were valid for my version of OS X (Mavericks), so I'm asking for the definite truth about the following:

Can I create a symlink so that ~/Documents, which opens with Cmd+Shift+O in the Finder, directly opens my ~/Google Drive folder?

The Finder won't let me remove the ~/Documents folder, and I wonder whether there is a workaround to that (hard symlink perhaps?). Thanks in advance, and sorry for the n-th question on that topic.

  • I symlink a lot of my directories TO my GoogleDrive/DropBox, why not symlink GoogleDrive in your ~/Documents, then have only one folder in there? – agentroadkill May 8 '16 at 21:07
  • Because I want to be able to use Cmd+Shift+O to access the Google Drive folder directly. – Fr. May 8 '16 at 22:39
  • You are trying to change the behavior of a system default then, which appears to be a duplicate of: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/808/… – agentroadkill May 8 '16 at 22:45
  • Thanks, but I'm not sure whether I can use the linked answer to assign the Cmd-Shift-O to open the Google Drive folder instead of the Documents folder. – Fr. May 8 '16 at 23:11
  • See this other question: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/230906/symlink-google-drive – Alex Lenail Oct 2 '16 at 18:30

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