Ooops I made an alias of my iTunes folder!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by budgie999, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. budgie999 macrumors newbie

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    Feb 12, 2008
    #1
    Hey all -

    This may be a really dumb questions, but here's the deal...

    I moved my iTunes library (the song files) onto the HDD in the 2nd bay of my tower.

    I thought I would need to make an alias of that folder on the startup disk, but I soon realized that I didn't need to do that at all.

    Now here's the problem. I want to delete this alias of my iTunes folder, but I threw it in the trash and when i went to empty the trash, it was preparing to delete the 8,000 files that the alias refers to.... basically my whole song library!

    How on earth do i get rid of this alias WITHOUT deleting all the files it is pointing to on my 2nd drive??

    help!

    thanks,
    lawrence
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2002
    Location:
    Langley, Washington
    #2
    If you are deleting 8000 files, then you don't have an alias, you have a duplicate, the original, or the only one. Make sure you actually coppied the files to the second drive. Then turn off/disconnect the second drive, then delete the "original"/"alias".

    TEG
     

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