Use the following commands
sudo ln -sf / Filesystem
Right click on your desktop, and click ‘Create Launcher...'
In the ‘Name' field, type whatever title you want. I used ‘Filesystem'.
In the ‘Command' field, type nautilus /
You can add a comment if you wish.
You can click on the icon to change it to any image on your computer.
If you want the icon to have the same functionality and resize-ability of other drive icons, follow the steps below:
Open ‘Text Editor' [also known as gedit]
Drag the icon into the window. You can also open the launcher file from within gedit.
gedit will now display the script that makes up the icon.
Where it says Icon=
Change it to Icon=harddrive
Then save the file.
You can drag the launcher to the panel, or create it in the panel.
This technique can be used to open any directory.
Simply change the / after the nautilus command to the directory of choice, such as /media
This will also work with other file browsers other than nautilus.
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