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Old Jan 28th, 2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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I've got 180 JPG alias one on top of the other on my desktop

I've had this as a minor annoyance in the past but now I've let it get out of hand. I've installed jpg aliases on my desktop somehow and they're all stacked one on top of the other over the icon for my hard drive on my desktop in the top right hand corner. I started deleting them one by one but after 5 minutes I realized that there was still over a hundred J Pegs to go by their #'s. How can I get them all removed in one shot?
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Old Jan 28th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #2
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Make a new folder on the desktop

Click and hold to drag a marquee around the stack-o-icons

Release the mouse button

If you can, command-click on the hard drive icon if you can see a piece of it, to deselect it

Click and hold on the top JPG icon and drag the stack to the folder

Use the list view to verify that you haven't accidentally dragged in any other icons or things you want to keep, move the keepers back out

Now drag the folder to the trash.

Alternatively, use the View: Arrange By... Name command to organize the icons alphabetically. It'll look a mess, but you can then snare groups of jpgs to move or delete.
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You can also navigate to the desktop in a finder window and arrange the files by name, type, etc.
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Old Jan 28th, 2009, 09:14 PM   #4
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From the Finder Go>Home. Click on Desktop (in list view). Sort by kind, then delete all "Alias".
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Old Jan 29th, 2009, 09:49 AM   #5
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Thanks all. Simple solutions but I didn't have a clue.
Much appreciated.
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