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Creates a bookmark from a file path.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Files 3.1 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS ✅ Yes
MBS( "Files.CreateBookmark"; Path { ; RelativePath; PreferFileIDResolution; MinimalBookmark } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
Path The native path to file or folder where the bookmark refers to. $path
RelativePath Optional the path of a file/folder being the relative path. This can be the native path to your database. This way you can later find the file again if database and target file moved together. "/Data/ImageFiles" Optional
PreferFileIDResolution Optional, whether you prefer FileID resolution later over path resolution. Can be 1 or 0. Default is 0. 1 Optional
MinimalBookmark Optional, whether to request a minimal bookmark.
Creates bookmark data with "less" information, which may be smaller but still be able to resolve in certain ways.
1 Optional


Returns bookmark data text or error message.


Creates a bookmark from a file path.
This is like an alias file in Finder, but as text, so you can store it in a text field in your database.

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 28th November 2019

Files.CreateAlias - Files.CreateDirectory