Safe to delete Aliases?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by thebeesknees, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. thebeesknees macrumors regular

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    I accidently copied my hard drive or something, but when I get info on the second one, it says it's an alias... Is it safe to delete the alias?
     
  2. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

    AliensAreFuzzy

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    Yes, an alias is just a pointer to the actual drive. It's kinda like a shortcut in windows.
     
  3. design-is macrumors 65816

    design-is

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    in a word ... yes :)

    It's like a shortcut in the windows world. it just leads to the original files.

    And if for some reason its not an alias and it is a bad thing, you can always get it back out of the trash asap.

    _EDIT_ damn, someone got here first...
     
  4. thebeesknees thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks :D

    I have this irrepressible need to keep my desktop tidy (right now I have my hard drive, my external hard drive, and my iDisk on it. I'd really like to unmount the iDisk...)

    Anyone know how to do that?
     

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