In MacOSX, when dragging a file or folder one can force a copy instead of a move by pressing option. I think that there used to be a way to alternatively create an alias but can't find which key to ...
I created a bookmark / Alias (via finder) for an smb share after mounting it. That's quite fine and working for me at it's best. It automatically mounts the smb store when acessing the alias and I can ...