How to Make an Alias in Mac OS X

by Michael on July 15, 2012 · 0 comments

Have you ever need to make an alias (basically a shortcut) to a file or application in Mac OS X but weren’t sure how? Here’s the scoop…


Simply control-click (or right click with a two-button mouse) on the file or application of interest and select “Make Alias” from the contextual menu that pops up. You can then move and rename the alias as desired.

Alternatively, hold down cmd-opt (the command and option keys) and click/drag the file wherever you want the alias to wind up. You’ll know it’s working if the icon has a little curly arrow on it while you’re dragging it.


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