OSX Tip: Create an Alias to a directory on a Screen Shared network computer

To create an alias to a specific folder on the server:

  1. Create an Alias of any local directory by highlighting the directory and typing CMD-L
  2. Move this to any convenient location such as the Desktop
  3. Get Info of this new Alias by typing CMD-I
  4. Click “Select New Original”
  5. Navigate to the folder on the shared computer and select it
  6. Click OPEN
  7. Close the Info window and you’re done.

This Alias can then be dragged to the Finder Toolbar for a quick-launch to the folder.