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 file   [other file-type attributes]

 (not set - empty file string)

 General   [other General Group attributes]

 General data



 No   [other read-only attributes]

 No   [other intrinsic attributes]



Specifies the OS path to the object (in POSIX form).

The object can be either a file or a folder. Only one file may be attached per note; to attach several files drop a folder containing the desired files. This linked asset may also be an OS alias to a file or folder.

Adding a new note to $File replaces the existing reference. $File can also be set by dropping a file on the folder icon of $File when displayed in a note's displayed attribute's table.

When opened via the Displayed Attributes table icon, $File's contents is passed to Finder which opens a finder window (for folders) or opens the file according to the files OS-associated application.