How can I show the full directory path in my Finder folders?

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  1. bobright, Mar 28, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2013

    bobright macrumors 601

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    I need to know what the full path name of this directory is, thing is Finder doesnt show it. How can I enable this like windows is with C:/Documents/etc ?
     
  2. McGordon macrumors member

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    Enter these commands in the terminal to show full path in the title bar:

    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool YES; killall Finder
    
    Terminal is in the Utilities folder inside your Applications folder.
    To change it back, do the same with NO instead of YES.

    You can also see the path at the bottom of Finder windows by going to:
    View Menu -> Show Path Bar
     
  3. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks Gordon not home but will try this when I am on my Mac.

    I have another question--where is the default directory that installed apps from iPhone/iPad are stored on the iMac? It appears I've got 2 folders with all my apps somehow from when I transferred my stuff over from my PC a couple months ago. It sucks I've got to delete one of them.
     
  4. McGordon macrumors member

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    The default location for your apps would be here, if your username was bob:

    /Users/bob/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Mobile Applications

    To see where a particular app is stored, click on Apps in the iTunes sidebar, then right-click on an app and choose "show in Finder" from the menu.
     
  5. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    Right on McGordon just checked and mine are actually in iTunes/Mobile Applications but not the iTunes Media folder is that ok?

    I transferred my iTunes library from PC to the new iMac when I got it and actually had a couple directories with my Apps, have since put them in one folder and it now appears everything is where it should be. Hopefully.:eek:
     
  6. McGordon macrumors member

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    That sounds ok to me. You can change the location of the iTunes media folder. I don't keep it in the default place myself but was trying to tell you where the default location would be if you started a new iTunes library with the latest iTunes. It might be different if you started your library on an older version.
     
  7. bobright thread starter macrumors 601

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    This is exactly why it is how it is I believe
     

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