Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tzhuge, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. tzhuge macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2005
    err... I accidentally dragged from the title bar of a window w/ documents open onto my desktop. Now I have a documents folder on the desktop.. and i'm not sure if it's an alias... or what.. I can trash it without losing all my files right?...
  2. emw macrumors G4


    Aug 2, 2004
    NO! At least, not likely. When you drag the icon from the title bar onto the desktop, it moves the folder there. I would suggest moving it back to where it was.
  3. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    there are several ways to verify whether or not it's an alias or whether you dragged the actual folder to the desktop

    does the icon of the folder on the desktop have the word "alias" as part of it's name? is there a little arrow on the icon? if you press "apple key + i" it will tell you if it's an alias (shown at "kind" under "general")

    if it's an alias, then you can trash it.....but make sure you didn't drag the original of the folder to the desktop before you trash it
  4. tzhuge thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2005
    ah... good thing I checked... so where does the documents folder normally go anyways? under my user directory?
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Yes. That means it'll be /Macintosh HD/Users/(your login name here)/Documents because /Macintosh HD/Users/(your login name here) is your home folder (the one with the house icon).
  6. Kobushi macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    Right behind you.
    And here I thought this was going to be pics of Jennifer Garner. Bummer.

    Yeah, what they said.

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