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Mac OS 9: Visual QuickStart Guide by Maria Langer

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Aliases

An alias is a pointer to an item. You can make an alias of an item and place it anywhere on your computer. Then, when you need to open the item, just open its alias.

Tip

It's important to remember that an alias is not a copy of the item—it's a pointer. If you delete the original item, the alias will not open.

Tip

You can use the Fix Alias dialog box (Figure 58) to reassign an original to an alias. I explain how later in this chapter.

Figure 58. Use the Fix Alias dialog box to locate and choose a new original for an alias.

Tip

By putting aliases of frequently used items together where you can quickly access them—like on the Desktop or ...

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