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Show the original for multiple aliases in the Finder Desktop
The Mac has always had an easy way to trace back to the original file of an alias. Select the alias in the Finder and choosing 'Show Original' from the File menu (or just hit Command-R), and the Finder will highlight the original file. What I did not realize until recently is that this functionality also extends to multiple files.

So, if you have aliases to several files, say, in a Burn Folder, and you click 'Show Original,' the Finder will highlight all the original files. If the original files are in the same folder, they will all be highlighted in one window. If they reside in different folders, each of these folders will open in a new window with the original items highlighted. This saves a lot of time and brainpower if you want to label -- or perform any action -- on multiple files in your Burn Folder, or any other folder full of aliases.

Maybe this was obvious to most people, but it was certainly a pleasant surprise to me.
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Show the original for multiple aliases in the Finder
Authored by: emale on Dec 12, '05 09:09:30AM

I would suppose this is new in 10.4 - in 10.3 only one original of all selected aliases was shown in Finder as far as I could remember...but maybe I wrong. I only have some memory that something in the "reveal original"-function of MacOS X was odd when I used it in 10.2 and 10.3...



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Show the original for multiple aliases in the Finder
Authored by: ocdinsomniac on Dec 12, '05 08:49:22PM

Seems to work for me in Panther, actually.



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