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Resolves an alias file.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Files 8.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS and Windows ✅ Yes
MBS( "Files.ResolveAlias"; AliasFilePath { ; RelativeTo } )   More


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


Returns file path or error.


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.


Resolve Alias:

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

Resolve link file on Windows:

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

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

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