Curved black arrow beneath icon in Apps

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by imanidiot, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. imanidiot macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    I'm sure this has been explained before, but if so I can't find it. In my apps folder, under two of the Icons (one is Flash Player) appears (on the left hand side) a curved black arrow. What the heck does this mean, and does it require some sort of action on my part? I just upgraded to Mavericks, BTW.

    Sorry if this is stupid, and thanks.
     
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    It's an alias to the file's location.
     
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like an Alias. It means that the file there is actually just a link to a file somewhere else.
    On Windows, they are called "shortcuts", I think.

    No action required (as long as the link works and there is a file at the other end!)
     
  4. imanidiot thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you both. Yeah, they both work so I won't worry about it.

    Thanks.
     

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