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how to Copy The Shortcut To A File in Mac OS ML

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by mpaulius, Apr 15, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    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.

  2. Vairamuthu, Apr 15, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2013

    macrumors member


    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 .
  3. macrumors 68020

    Drag the file while holding down <Command> and <alt>. You will see the pointer turn into an "alias" curvy arrow.
  4. macrumors demi-god


  5. macrumors newbie

    Thanks a lot for all your suggestions.

    This all helps! :)

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