How to create an alias in OS X
OS X aliases allow you to create shortcuts to folders, files, and applications on your Mac. You can move and delete an alias without affecting the original file.
- Drag a program out of the Applications folder to automatically create an alias for the application.
- Double-click the alias to open the corresponding application.
Files and Folders
- Right-click a file and select "Make Alias."
- You can rename the alias to whatever name you choose.
- Move the file to an easily accessible location, such as the desktop.
- Double-click the alias to open the corresponding file or folder.
NOTE: You can also create an alias by holding down the Command and Option keys while dragging a file or folder to another location.
Updated: December 29, 2015