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I tried to open very simple file where i have some of my

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I tried to open very simple file where i have some of my passwords but it says
The alias can’t be opened because the original item can’t be found.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Software
Expert:  Quiksilver07070 replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Quiksilver07070 replied 1 month ago.

Is this file being saved on the LOCAL hard drive? Did you create a shortcut

Or somehwere else?

See, an alias is like a shortcut......its not the ACTUAL file.....but rather POINTS to where the file is.

So, if the Alias has a pointer to a place where the file is.....but the file was moved to a different place, or the place is NOT accessibale (like a cloud drive or a NAS server that is OFFLINE) then the alias wont work anymore.

YOu will have to RE-Create the Alias.

Best thing to do here is to use Finder, and SEARCh for the file using the filename.