5 Replies Latest reply: May 8, 2012 7:45 AM by Richard Gilpin
Richard Gilpin Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)

The "Go to Folder" tool on my "Go" menu does not work.  Ever.   When I pull up the dialog box for that tool, I type in the name of a folder that I know exists on the hard drive.   The tool reports back that "The folder can't be found."  This happens no matter what name I type into the window.   And I know what folders I have my hard drive.  The folders are there.  But "Go to Folder" cannot find them.   What to do?


Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: "Go to" no go.
    baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (60,125 points)

    Provide some examples on what doesn't work. E.g., Go to Folder->/Library/Application Support works here, as do other paths.

  • 2. Re: "Go to" no go.
    Richard Gilpin Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)

    Hmmm.   Go to "/Library/Application Support" does work.  But that's not too helpful, as I rarely if ever go to that folder.  What I am looking for are folders that I have created for my clients.  I give the clients' names to the folders.  My problem is that when I type "Smith" or "Jones" into the "Go to Folder" tool, that tool reports that it cannot find those folders.  Then I have to navigate through to those folders by other means.

  • 3. Re: "Go to" no go.
    baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (60,125 points)

    Then, you're not providing the correct paths. Launch the Terminal app in Utilities, drag one of those folders into the window that pops up, and examine the path. Alternatively, open the window that contains those subfolders, ensure that you have Show path bar selected in Finder, and see the path.

  • 4. Re: "Go to" no go.
    X423424X Level 6 Level 6 (14,190 points)

    Richard Gilpin wrote:

     

    My problem is that when I type "Smith" or "Jones" into the "Go to Folder" tool, that tool reports that it cannot find those folders.

     

    The Go To Folder requires the full pathname to the folder you want to go to.

     

    I think you are confusing Go To Folder with a Spotlight search.  Type the name in to the Spotlight search (upper right in your menu bar) and you should find it somewhere in the results.

     

    Or use the finder Find (command-F, or File menu-->Find)) command and search for partial filenames with that.

  • 5. Re: "Go to" no go.
    Richard Gilpin Level 2 Level 2 (165 points)

    Ah!  That's why I've never used the "Go to Folder" tool before.