How to Create an Alias on your Macintosh

August 1, 2011 / Updated: August 1, 2011 / Lena Shore


Can you tell me how to create a short cut to a folder?


“Short Cuts” are called an “Alias” on a Mac. You can make one by using any of the techniques below:

  1. Select the original folder and hold down Command + Option and drag it to a new location. Then you can move it wherever you want.
  2. OR, you can highlight the folder and go to File –> Make Alias.
  3. OR you can highlight the file and click Command+L.

Lena Shore

Lena is a full-time freelancer and nerd that specializes in web development, graphic design, and illustration. She enjoys building things, learning new things, pursuing creative endeavors, and giving free advice.

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