If you run OSX on a Mac, then consider dragging your hard drive icon from your desktop into the lower portion of the dock (below the horizontal line that appears above the trash can). Once you’ve done that, you can click and hold on the icon to quickly navigate your hard drive. I’m amazed at how many people ask me about this trick when I use it at my seminars.
This also works with any folder I believe…I dragged the applications folder to there and now I can view a quick list of all of my programs…kind of like windows does with the start menu.
I’d recommend making a folder in your home directory and populating it with alii of the folders you need access to.
The problem with putting the hard drive on the dock is that it gives access to folders like /System and /Library where the average user doesn’t need or want to go.
It also makes it too easy for an admin user to plop files and folders in /.
If you have more than one hard drive, there’s no way to get to them through the menus without using an alias, anyway.
Finally, getting to files or folders in your home directory requires going through /Users, your home, and however many more folders your file is buried in…
Apple included a folder called Favorites in earlier version of OS X- you may have to do it manually now, but you can still do it and get a lot easier access than by using the drive in the dock…