Is it possible to get something like a symbolic link/alias to direct to another folder on an external hard drive and still have the files display on the desktop?
sudo rm -rf ~/Desktop sudo ln -s /Volumes/<partition_label>/Desktop ~/Desktop
But the Desktop is just blank, and when I drag files onto the Desktop, they disappear and are copied to
I recently tried replacing the Desktop with an alias instead, but I now only get a cancel icon popping up next to the cursor when I drag a file over it. The partition is exFat so it's compatible with my tri-boot. I'm doing this so files are automatically available on each Desktop.
Any ideas to get this working?
I was also thinking about an alternative, something that automatically moved a file to
/Volumes/<partition_label>/Desktop/<file_name> when it was dragged to
~/Desktop and replaced with a symbolic link or alias on
~/Desktop. Is that a viable alternative?