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atomicluck1 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Nov 12, 2013 10:06 AM

Is there a way for spotlight to do as it did year ago and how the location of a file it finds?  Ages ago when you made a search not only would the file come up, but the location would show as well.  That way you not only could open or find, but you could go to the files location and move it if necessary.


Now all I get is the list and no way to figure out where that specific file is located.  Having been a Mac users for more than 20 years I have things all over the place.


Thanks in advance for help 

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mavericks (10.9), 2.8 GHz, 16GB Ram, 512GB HD
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,460 points)
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    Nov 12, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to atomicluck1)

    You can still look for the location of a file through Spotlight.


    Press Command and Space keys or press the maginifier button at the top right corner of the display to open Spotlight, and type the name of the document you want to look for. Then, highlight it with the cursor and hold the Command key, so its location will show up in the popup next to Spotlight.


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  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,460 points)
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    Nov 12, 2013 10:15 AM (in response to atomicluck1)

    atomicluck1 wrote:


    I was able to use the command and enter so that it pulled up the location within the file it was buried


    I have checked it and it works in Mavericks


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