Old fashion “Open Folder” Icon in the Dock

apple-imageWhile the newer versions of OS X have been great and the dock has matured, I hated one thing.  Sometimes I just want to put a directory on the dock without it doing it’s crazy effect stuff to it like Fan, Grid, List, etc.  Many times all I want is a dock icon that will just open a directory in finder.  Fortunately, I figured out how to do this!!!

Create a link to the directory of your choice on the desktop.  For instance, I created a link (By holding down the “option”, “apple/command” keys down) of my home directory on my desktop.  Now, drag that link to the dock.  Bingo! I have a dock icon that will just open a finder window of my home directory.

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