How Do You Open a Found Searched File?

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  1. Cuechick macrumors 6502

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    I am more than a little frustrated, a few updates ago, you could search for something and when found you could see at the bottom where that file was located... that went away... now I am searching for some files and they will only show in list mode but I can not open them and there is no info on where they are on my Mac?

    There is a little circle on the left side but it is not clickable, nothing is clickable? WTF?

    Searching in any other mode (icons, cover flow) does not work at all.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Can you activate the Path Bar via Menu Bar > View > Show Path Bar?

    Can you make a screenshot and attach it to your next post?
     
  3. 24hrpizza macrumors member

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    You are very wise. Thanks for the tip
     
  4. Cuechick thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The path bar is grey and not able to be activated... :(

    here is a screen shot of what I get when I search a file... all grey! I have tested this with files right on my desktop and I get the same result.

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    Thanks for trying to help!
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Can you make a screenshot of the entire Finder window?
    You can mask out personal information via Preview.
     
  6. Cuechick thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Do not use the "All My Files" Sidebar shortcut or "limiter" on the "Search: This Mac - All My Files" selection.
    Go to the Desktop or any other actual folder and try again.
     
  8. Cuechick thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Open Finder then go to the View menu and select "Show Path Bar" and that will display the file path you want at the bottom of the Finder window.
     
  10. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried trashing your finder preferences file?

    It can be found at ~/Library/Preferences and trash com.apple.finder.plist and com.apple.sidebarlists.plist . It may be a corrupt list file. Also do the standard stuff. Verify your HD, make sure your RAM is seated correctly, etc.
     

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