Going up a directory when attaching files in emails and other applications

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by richard7893, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. richard7893 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I am looking for a way to go up one directory in macbook pro when making an attachment in an email. As it is now, if I go a try to browse my computer when making an attachment, it automatically goes to a folder I previously used. If this initial folder does not have the file i want to attach, I basically have to go from the main directory and go thru all my sub folders to get the file I want to attach. This can get really annoying, especially if the file I need is only one subdirectory above where the initial attachment folder pops up. This feature is prevalent in Windows, where I can simply go thru the file system one subfolder at a time (ie travel "backwards" in the file directory system).

    I know there is a way to do this in Finder by going to View>Customize Toolbar>Path but I am also looking for a way to use this when ATTACHING a file to an email or other application. This same issue occurs when I want to Save As in word docs, ppt, etc for example. Hope this makes sense.
     
  2. chabig macrumors 603

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    Sep 6, 2002
    #2
    You can't beat a keyboard shortcut. Cmd-up arrow moves up the directory.
     
  3. richard7893 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    May 25, 2014
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    OK that works, but is it possible to put an icon for that keyboard shortcut in the toolbar for this specific window?
     
  4. chabig macrumors 603

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    #4
    There is already a popup menu in the center of the toolbar from which you can go up any number of levels. I don't think you can customize that toolbar, though.
     

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