EDIT; I have just realised this has happened to all of the items that we're on my desktop, about a week ago I made a folder to dump all my stuff off the desktop into. They have all turned into alias files. the date modified matches the day i made the folder and put them in so what could it be? Ideas? I posted this elsewhere but its receiving no responses and I don't know how to move a thread as I rarely use this site so here goes. Does anyone know why my finder window looks like this? obviously it doesn't have those blurred items but I have only done that on the screen shot to keep some details private. I have also only just noticed that for whatever reason some of my folders from my last couple of uni projects have turned into alias folders (which I had no clue was even a thing until now) but don't have my original folders linked to them, so what could possibly have happened? I do really need the work from them so that I can send it off to people I may be working with in the near future. Is this a bug? I really don't remember messing around with them.