Making an alias??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jdfwarrior, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. jdfwarrior macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2008
    I just bought a Mac yesterday, first one, I'm a n00b, woohoo. Anyway, basically what I am trying/wanting to do is hook the Mac Mini I bought, up to my tv, use it as somewhat of a media center with Front Row. My problem is I keep trying to make an alias to a folder where some of my movies and videos and such are stored on an external drive. I can make an alias to folders and such that are on the local drive easily, but I cant get it to let me do it on drives that are shared from my desktop, or from my external drive. Now, I'm taking a shot in the dark, but I'm wondering if this has something to do with the fact that the folders I'm trying to alias to are residing on an NTFS partition. Can anyone confirm this? Or better yet can anyone give me some direction as to what to do to solve this issue? The option to make an alias to these folders doesnt even appear.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    Hard links in Mac OS X are really slow for some reason. I can't imagine that a hard link from one filesystem to another would work at all smoothly. You should probably just copy the files onto your Mac or repartition your NTFS drive to HFS+

    Besides, I don't think you can even make an alias from one kind of filesystem to another. Aliases are just hardlinks.

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