Ok I am having trouble creating aliases to some folders that I have. I have a theory of what the problem MAY be but I'm not 100% sure so I wanted to get an opinion from someone who would probably know more about a Mac. The folders that I am attempting to make aliases to are both folders residing on an NTFS partition. Does that create an issue? I am able to create an alias to a folder residing on my Mac Mini's local hard drive, but my external drive, nor a network share to my desktop. Is the fact that they are NTFS partitions the root of my problem? It doesnt even give me the option to create an alias, its just greyed out. If this is the issue, what partition type should the drive be and is that partition type something that is somehow readable via Windows XP? I am basically wanting to do the same thing that I have read several other people doing.. I want to keep all of my movies/tv shows/music on an external drive that will remain plugged into my mini and use it as somewhat of a media center attached to my tv. I want to make an alias to the respective folders and place them in my home folder so that I can access these files and play them through Front Row. Any suggestions or ideas?