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One way to share links to networked files
Authored by: giulio on Mar 23, '09 08:16:41AM

Can you create an alias to your desktop, then send that alias?

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One way to share links to networked files
Authored by: Panjandrum on Mar 23, '09 08:10:19PM

Yes, you can. At least, this has worked in all the network environments I've worked in, but those have always been 100% Mac networks. I expect things will get complicated quickly if this isn't the case. I also run static IP addresses on all my servers, further simplifying things. So while this has always worked properly for me, it probably doesn't work in many situations (I expect we wouldn't see this hint here if the "just make an alias" method worked for everyone).

But for those looking for a simple solution, you can certainly try this method. Simply make an alias to the folder or file you wish. Then distribute that alias. Some software won't directly distribute an alias (following the alias instead). In such cases simply zip up the alias and send the zipped copy.



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