Making file links?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Inkdipt, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. Inkdipt macrumors newbie

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    How do I create a link on a mac to a file? I know in windows I can say File://mycomputer/documents/file.exe and it will produce a link that I can paste in an email for people on my network.

    Question is how do I do this on a mac?
     
  2. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    Ctrl+click on the file and select 'Make Alias'.
     
  3. Inkdipt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You can then copy the alias into an email and it will hold up?
     
  4. Inkdipt thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay maybe I wasn't specific enough. The file resides on a network not actually on the computer I am working on, and it is too large for me to post in an email. Therefore I want to produce a link that a person can click on in an email that will either take them directly to the file or start an immediate download.
    I tried making the alias but when I copy and try to place the alias it doesn't work.
     
  5. MxMan macrumors newbie

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    making file links

    All you really need to do is to get the URL that the file is residing at, copy it & then paste it in an e-mail.
     

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