Safe to delete Aliases?

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

  1. thebeesknees macrumors regular

    Jul 21, 2008
    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


    May 30, 2004
    Madison, WI
    Yes, an alias is just a pointer to the actual drive. It's kinda like a shortcut in windows.
  3. design-is macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2007
    London / U.K.
    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

    Jul 21, 2008
    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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