Resolved File path in Finder info window

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by KALLT, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. KALLT, Oct 25, 2014
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    KALLT macrumors 601

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    Prior to Yosemite, Finder showed the complete path of a file in the info window (e.g. /Applications/Utilities). Yosemite replaced that with a more descriptive path (see image) which I cannot (meaningfully) copy anymore. Is there another quick method to view or copy a file’s path?
     

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  2. n-evo macrumors 65816

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    I'd like to know the same. This is one change in OS X Yosemite that really bugs me.
     
  3. Partron22 macrumors 68020

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    Drag the file's icon into a Terminal window.

    I think they just did that GetInfo change to irritate people.
     
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  5. Alimar macrumors 6502a

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    In the Yosemite Finder window... (is this what you mean?)
     

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  6. KALLT thread starter macrumors 601

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    Nope, I mean the Info window as pictured in my initial post. Before Yosemite, that highlighted section in the Info window would show up like this: ‘Where: /Applications/Utilities’. This could be copied very easily.

    I appreciate all the comments. The Terminal is definitely a quick solution, but I don’t want to run it all the time.

    However, I just discovered a solution that works for me. With the Automator app, I created a new service. I configured it as shown in the attached picture and called it ‘Copy File Path’. After saving it, I went to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts and enabled that new service. I added my own shortcut for it. This basically just copies the file path directly to the clipboard (not the file itself).
     

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  7. n-evo macrumors 65816

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    Nice solution! Care to make a screen shot of how you made that Automator action? How does one add it to the contextual menu?
     
  8. KALLT thread starter macrumors 601

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    I’ve attached my workflow. It should install itself like a Safari extension, i.e. just double-click on it after you’ve unzipped it. Once that is done, you can find it here: /Users/[user]/Library/Services.

    To use it as a right-click service: go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts, select the ‘Services’ menu and look for the workflow ‘Copy File Path’. You can enable it there and add a keyboard shortcut as well, if you want.

    Let me know whether this works! If your system language is different, I think you can rename the workflow file before you install it to something else as well.
     

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  9. n-evo macrumors 65816

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    Haha yeah, sorry about that. The picts didn't load properly until now. Thanks a lot for the explanation, shots and file, really helpful! I'll try it once I get home.
     
  10. simonsi macrumors 601

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    BRILLIANT! Click-to-install and does just what it says......many thanks :cool:
     
  11. robertoandrade macrumors newbie

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  12. KALLT thread starter macrumors 601

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    Sorry for my late response, I overlooked it. Yes, you're right! I hadn't noticed the change. Thanks for pointing it out. :)
     

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