Movie file Alias for Front Row doubles the files in HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by HiFiGuy528, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    Does making an Alias of my movie files to point to Front Row doubles the files and take up more space in the HD? I don't understand what Alias really is. Thanks for your help on this dumb question.
     
  2. p.luik macrumors regular

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    Try using the apple tab in dictionary...

    alias

    On Macintosh computers, a small file with no content of its own that points to a document, folder, application, or device, usually in a different location. When you double-click the alias, the source item opens or starts up.
     
  3. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    HiFiGuy528

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    I didn't even know about that feature. Learn something new everyday! Thank you. :)
     
  4. p.luik macrumors regular

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    just type the word in spotlight and select the dictionary result for an even faster answer.
     

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