How to create a shortcut on your Mac desktop

If you would like to have quick access to individual folders stored in Mac memory directly from

desktop, the solution will be to create a file alias. On Windows, this is referred to as a desktop shortcut.

A file alias (alias) is a folder,opening the specified folder or file. It can be moved to any directory on the Mac; however, the original folder (file) will not change its location. Thus, you can create a shortcut for the most frequently used folders on the desktop and run from there without having to visit the directory where the necessary data is located.



If you want to create a shortcut on your Mac desktop, follow the instructions below.

How to create a desktop shortcut Mac

Step 1: Launch the file manager Finder.

Step 2: Locate the folder (file) for which you want to create a shortcut on the desktop.



Step 3: Click on the document or folder and select "Create an alias."

Step 4: Specify a name for the file alias or use the default one.

Step 5: Grab and drag the generated file alias onto the desktop.

Now you can use alias asshortcut - double-clicking on it, you will launch the folder (file) to which you have set access. If you need to delete a file alias, just move it to the Trash. This action is performed only with a shortcut and does not delete the original files.

This is all you need to know to create shortcuts on your Mac desktop. If you have any problems, write to us in the comments.