SymbolicLinker
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Contextual menu creates symbolic links in Finder.   Free
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SymbolicLinker is a tiny contextual menu plugin (for Puma through Leopard users) and software service (for Snow Leopard & later users) that, once installed, allows any user to create symbolic links to files inside the Finder. SymbolicLinker does this by adding a contextual menu item to the Finder that generates symbolic links to the selected files. The goal of this product is to decrease users' trips to the Terminal in order to use the "ln -s" command.
What's New
Version 2.0v3:
  • Added Portuguese and Norwegian (Bokmål and Nynorsk) localizations.
  • Added a new icon for the service.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.1 or later



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SymbolicLinker User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Bokko reviewed on 16 Feb 2014
Works as intended. easier than using the terminal or another expensive application such as Path Finder. Glad it still work sfor mavericks 10.9.1.
[Version 2.0v3]


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pprofpopp commented on 14 Jan 2014
does this version work with OSX Maverick?? Thanks
[Version 2.0v3]

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Bad-Dog replied on 23 Jan 2014
No longer working for me under Mavericks and developer's site appears to show no recent attention. Maybe dead, and that's too bad as it worked great and was a huge timesaver.
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Svandru replied on 05 Feb 2014
Works fine for me in Mavericks. I put the file "SymbolicLinker.service" in ~Library/Services, not /Library/Services (which doesn't exist on my install). Then I right-clicked/opened the file once to get around gatekeeper. Otherwise followed the directions that came with 2.0v3.
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Hervé 5 reviewed on 19 Oct 2013
does exactly what it says; allows me to add symlinks from important docs to a dropbox folder without 'obeying dropbox architecture', for instance…
(OTOH OwnCloud does not resolves symlinks, alas)
Works perfectly on OSX 10.8 and also can be installed 'just for this user' inside the user's Library's Services folder.
[Version 2.0v3]


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nimix reviewed on 16 Jul 2013
Kudos to the developer: works in ML 10.8.4. So much easier than going to terminal. Thank you.
[Version 2.0v3]


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piccobello reviewed on 09 Feb 2013
I would love to use/review that plugin, but the download seems dead !
[Version 2.0v3]

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Coffeemick replied on 19 Apr 2013
The links work again as I downloaded the app some seconds ago.
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Outer reviewed on 18 Jan 2013
Still works like a charm under ML 10.8.2! Even more useful given the egregious Alias bloat resulting from Retina Icons!

Three things to remember:
1) Use the Service module for Lion and Mountain Lion.
2) Get Info reports 2.0v2, but it is 2.0v3. You have to edit the .lproj file of your choice to fix this, if you want to bother.
3) Never move the original!
[Version 2.0v3]


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Antoniong reviewed on 17 Nov 2012
Works fine with 10.8. Developer however forgot 1 instruction:

First install the service in the Lib an then rightclick on 'SymbolicLinker.Service' and tell OSX it is allowed to open this.
[Version 2.0v3]

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Outer replied on 18 Jan 2013
True, but the Sandbox didn't exist when this was published! :)
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JCH2 commented on 13 Nov 2012
Still no joy using symlinks to an external drive, so without that, doesn't do much for me. Symlinking to a hard location on the main drive still means that same amount of storage is used on that drive. Not a fault of this script/program, but something others should be aware of before they think this will (always) save space on the main internal drive. And I've had the same problem on three 10.6 machines through out the household network.
[Version 2.0v3]

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Bud_simrin replied on 22 Nov 2012
I'm using Lion 10.7.5 and don't have this problem. I just made a symlink to an external drive.I also made a symlink to a folder on an external drive.
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JCH2 replied on 23 Nov 2012
Well, then I'm jealous, Bud. But I don't care for Lion at all after testing it. It gets in my way too much, and I've heard MtnLion is even worse. Guess I'm out of luck.
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RogerKatz commented on 03 Oct 2012
The download link gives the Service & Plug-in versions 2 (from June 2011) - but NOT the v3 it offers.
[Version 2.0v3]


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Cerniuk reviewed on 26 Sep 2012
Perfect example of doing one thing and doing it well.

Why the Finder does not include this as part of an alias is anyone's guess. The unfortunate part is that an Alias is so much more robust yet the OS is so tied to symbolic links ti cannot use Aliases most of the time. Apple should fix this and make Symbolic Links work as transparently and robustly as aliases.

Until then, we have SymbolicLinker (thanks!!)
[Version 2.0v3]


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AndrewD9244 rated on 12 Dec 2013

[Version 2.0v3]



adventino rated on 18 Sep 2012

[Version 2.0v3]



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Rubberchicken rated on 06 Sep 2012

[Version 2.0v3]



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Jetfiredx rated on 14 Jun 2012

[Version 2.0v3]



Berkleebassist rated on 03 Apr 2011

[Version 2.0v2]



Webmaster_varnent.com rated on 22 Mar 2011

[Version 2.0v2]



+6

Jean-Loup rated on 02 Jan 2011

[Version 2.0v2]


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Version Downloads:49,439
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:21 Jun 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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SymbolicLinker is a tiny contextual menu plugin (for Puma through Leopard users) and software service (for Snow Leopard & later users) that, once installed, allows any user to create symbolic links to files inside the Finder. SymbolicLinker does this by adding a contextual menu item to the Finder that generates symbolic links to the selected files. The goal of this product is to decrease users' trips to the Terminal in order to use the "ln -s" command.


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