Alessandro Medici wrote: > > >Do I misunderstand the way aliases work, or do I have a problem. I'm > >creating an alias of a file and storing it in a preference file. When I > >need the file, I resolve the alias. Things work great, as long as I don't > >move the file. If I move it, it breaks. I thought that was the purpose of > >aliases. Am I missing something obvious? > > Yes! The alias is like a path for a file location. If you change location > the path is'nt automatically renoved. on the contrary, the point of aliases is that even if the item is moved, the alias manager can still find it. That's why aliases aren't called "paths."