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Old Apr 15, 2013, 04:21 AM   #1
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how to Copy The Shortcut To A File in Mac OS ML

Dear iMasters,

i am still kinda new to Mac OS and Mountain Lion.

I have a file, and i want to place a shortcut to it on my desktop.
So how do i copy the shortcut to a file in Mountain Lion?

Google search shows a bunch of info about copy/paste keyboard shortcuts, so i ask it here.

Thanks,
Paul
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 07:07 AM   #2
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right click and select "Create alias" . This will create file shortcut in same folder.

Drag that shortcut to the desktop or where ever you want .
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 11:04 AM   #3
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I have a file, and i want to place a shortcut to it on my desktop.
So how do i copy the shortcut to a file in Mountain Lion?
Drag the file while holding down <Command> and <alt>. You will see the pointer turn into an "alias" curvy arrow.
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 11:07 AM   #4
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Dear iMasters,

i am still kinda new to Mac OS and Mountain Lion.

I have a file, and i want to place a shortcut to it on my desktop.
So how do i copy the shortcut to a file in Mountain Lion?

Google search shows a bunch of info about copy/paste keyboard shortcuts, so i ask it here.

Thanks,
Paul
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Old Apr 15, 2013, 03:54 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot for all your suggestions.

This all helps!
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