Once you’ve used the GenealogyTools Genealogy File and Folder Organization System for a while you may wonder: “Is there a way to see a list of all the alias files or folders that point to an original?” The answer is, yes!
Aliases are powerful enough in their ability to save space and organize your genealogy files and folders without multiple versions to get out of sync. Seeing where the original or aliases are is where even more power comes into play.
As usual, I think showing you in a video will be the most helpful way for you to see the benefit. This video will show you:
- how to find the original file to which an alias points
- how to find out what aliases point to an original
The first one is simple; there’s a finder command for that. The second one is tricky in that it involves some advanced planning and labeling. Please play this video and follow along with your family history files and folders on your Mac.
Next article in the series: Genealogy File and Folder Organization System for Mac, Part 9, Do all your folders look alike?.