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    Exclamation Extrenal 'Movies' Folder
    Hi, as an avid filmmaker I have obviously got a ton of movie files in my apple 'Movies' folder. Over 100GB. I think it would be better for the mac, and safer for my movies, if I used an external disk to keep my videos in. Is there a way to 'trick' Mac OS into thinking that the disk is the 'Movies' Folder? I could just move the whole folder, but then I would have to go through the process of finding hundreds of Adobe and iMovie lost files. Any ideas?

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    All you need to do is move the Movies folder over to the external storage, create an alias (by right-clicking the folder and choosing "Make Alias") and put the alias in place of the Movies folder.
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    Great, thanks a lot

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