2/12/12
11:41 am

Forum Question: How Can I Re-enable Viewing the Contents Of a Alias To a Folder?

I used to be able to see the contents of an alias that pointed to a folder. Now I can only see the folder icon.
Was this part of the recent OS X update?
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Scott Depew

Comments: 3 Responses to “How Can I Re-enable Viewing the Contents Of a Alias To a Folder?”

    2/12/12 @ 1:27 pm

    Not sure what you mean. Are you looking to find the path of the folder? Or view a list of the items in the folder? If so, in what context: Finder window, Dock, Quick Look, something else? Be specific.

    Scott Depew
    2/12/12 @ 4:29 pm

    In Finder, browsing an alias of a folder used to display the contents, and allow the navigation in, as though you were actually in the folder and not the alias of the folder. Now all that is displayed is the alias’ folder image, and without the ability to navigate.

    i.e.
    given:
    Folder ‘A’ contains folder ‘1’
    Alias of folder ‘A’

    Alias of folder ‘A’ used to display the contents and allow navigation as though you were actually navigating/displaying folder ‘A’.

      2/12/12 @ 5:39 pm

      So you double-click the alias of a folder, and you don’t see the contents? Sounds like something wrong with the alias. I’d re-create it.

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