OS X El Capitan: app, file, and folder aliases

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app, file, and folder aliases

An alias for an app, file, or folder is a small file that links to the actual item. When you create an alias for an item, the original item doesn’t move. When you open an alias, the original item opens. If you move or rename the original item, the alias will still correctly open the item.

Items in the Dock are aliases. Items you add to the Finder sidebar are also aliases.

Published Date: Sep 18, 2017
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