How do I open an Alias file when original can't be found?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Cosine9, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Cosine9 macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I made a new home account on my macbook pro and deleted the one I was using before. When I was using my new home account, I came across a folder that I wanted to open called "College Apps", but it was an alias folder, originally on the previous home account I deleted. I can't open it, because it says that the "original item can't be found." I am pretty sure this is because of my previous home account that I deleted. Is there a way that I can open this folder?

    Please let me know!
     

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    You can't. The alias only points to a file. If the file is gone, it can't be opened.
     
  3. Dweez macrumors 65816

    Dweez

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    Do you have a backup which includes the data from the old account?
     
  4. Dark Lain macrumors member

    Dark Lain

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    We need an app that can repair Alias files for those times we change folder names or file positions.
     
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    You don't need such an app, OS X keeps track of this stuff for you. The OP on the other hand has deleted the original file, therefore his Alias is forever broken.
     

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