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For some reason I have a few Alias' under Applications. Where is there proper place on my computer? And what exactly is an Alias?
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This should help out a little.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alias_%28Mac_OS%29
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Thanks.

So, is that saying that I can delete the Alias without affecting anything?
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If you're familiar with Windows, an alias is the same as a shortcut. They go wherever you want them and can be deleted without harm. Just make sure it IS an alias and not the actual file.

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New question about Alias':

I downloaded Firefox and Thunderbird, and whenever I open them an Alias opens up and appears on my Desktop. How do I keep it from appearing on my desktop? I've tried deleting them... they don't go anywhere. It's like Chucky, it just keeps coming back.
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