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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 press. Which key to press when dragging in order to create an alias ?

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You must press command + option while dragging.

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    if don't work in Finder window, try to drag first then hold the two buttons. At least in my case it don't work if I hold the two buttons in first hand inside a Finder window. – Kent Liau Nov 30 '16 at 0:25
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Hold down cmd and option when dragging.

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