Making file links?

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

  1. Inkdipt macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2007
    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


    Dec 14, 2006
    East London, UK
    Ctrl+click on the file and select 'Make Alias'.
  3. Inkdipt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2007
    You can then copy the alias into an email and it will hold up?
  4. Inkdipt thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 14, 2007
    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

    Mar 1, 2010
    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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