App to Find a File's Location in 10.7?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macdaddy57, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. macdaddy57 macrumors newbie

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    Can any recommend a way (or an application) to find the location of a file in OS X 10.7? Prior to 10.7, you could search for the file in Spotlight, hover over the file name, and it's location would be displayed. That no longer works and it's driving me crazy. That's such an obvious feature and it was bone-headed of Apple to drop it. Thanks.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    When Spotlight is open and you select the file, and either press CMD+ENTER or click the file while holding down the CMD key, does there not open a window with a view of the folder that file resides in?
     
  3. macdaddy57 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not always

    That doesn't work for all files, e.g. Excel (.xlsx) files.
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Shouldn't matter what type of files, for the method that simsaladimbamba described. I just tested, and it worked for me with .xlsx files. I usually use the keyboard, so I just selected the file with the arrow keys, held Command, and hit Return. Command-clicking should also work fine, I tested that as well. Also, if you open the file, you can Command-click on it's name in the toolbar to see the hierarchy, and to go to the enclosing folder.

    jW
     

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