2 Replies Latest reply: Jun 28, 2012 12:44 AM by X423424X
Rosmotic Level 1 Level 1

Often I just need to know where a file is, not to open it.  If I go to Spotlight, how can I see what its enclosing folder is?  I think this used to pop up when hovering over a file name in Spotlight. 



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Ashka Level 4 Level 4

    Hold down the option & command keys after selecting the item in Spotlight.

    The path shows at the bottom of the window.


  • X423424X Level 6 Level 6

    If you are talking about the spotlight search in the upper right of the finder window it still has the tooltip that shows you the full pathname of what you are pointing at in the list.


    If you select spotlights show all then the pathname is outlined at the bottom of the spotlight window and you can double click any of the items along that path to open that item.