Why doesn't spotlight show a directory tree?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dogbone, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

    dogbone

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    Like the finder does. Spotlight finds my files but doesn't tell me where they are. I mean the big spotlight window not the one near the date and time.

    More than likely I'm missing something here.
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Click on the i symbol to get more info on a file and it shows you the path...
     
  3. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

    dogbone

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    Oh I see, that very faint blue little 'i'.

    Thanks
     
  4. Lacero macrumors 604

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    If you're using the drop down menu from the Spotlight icon, you can press Command+click to open the file in it's enclosing parent folder.




    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  5. jbrown macrumors 6502a

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    stupid and annoying to say the least -- sometimes the lack of thought is worrying
     
  6. iGary Guest

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    You took me out, so I put me back in.
     
  7. jmufellow macrumors regular

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    there are three views in spotlight (at least that I've noticed so far).

    1. The drop down menu
    2. The window you get when you click "Show All" from the drop down menu
    3. The window you get when you type cmd+F

    The third view will show you will show you the directory tree you are looking for.
     

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