Create a symbolic storage link

Published on May 25th, 2020

When using Laravel, the public directory is used for files that are publicly accessible. By default, it's stored in local and often stored in this storage/app/public directory. You can make it easily accessible by using the following command:

php artisan storage:link

Once, it has been created, you can use access those files using the public_path or asset methods.

echo public_path('images/sample_1.jpg');
echo asset('images/sample_2.jpg');