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Files.ResolveAlias

Resolves an alias file.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
Files 8.4 Yes Yes Yes No Yes

MBS( "Files.ResolveAlias"; AliasFilePath { ; RelativeTo } )

Parameters

Parameter Description Example value
AliasFilePath The path for the alias file path. "/Users/cs/Desktop/test"
RelativeTo Optional
The folder path to use relative resolution.
"/Users/cs"

Result

Returns file path or error.

Description

Resolves an alias file.
See Files.CreateAlias to create alias files on Mac or link files on Windows, Files.CreateHardLink and Files.CreateSymbolicLink for creating links in file system.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.

Examples

Resolve Alias:

MBS( "Files.ResolveAlias"; "/Users/cs/Desktop/test")

Resolve link file on Windows:

MBS("Files.ResolveAlias"; "C:\Users\Christian\Desktop\test.lnk")

See also

Created 9th September 2018, last changed 9th September 2018


Files.RenameFile   -   Files.ResolveBookmark

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