How to set mac to find/remember folders

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by marayarod, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. marayarod macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know how to set the system to remember which folder I have just been to. At the moment each time I go to open something, it defaults back to my documents folder and its driving me bananas.

    Many thanks
    Maraya
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    As far as I know you can only set the folder any new Finder window opens in (by opening via CMD+N).

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  3. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    A few things you can do;

    click on the apple top left and there is a recent items under that, which takes you to recent files
    if there are a few folders you work with consistently, or even one you will be using a lot for a few days or hours, then drag it to the left sidebar within finder,and that's effectively a shortcut or pointer to it. You can do the same and drag a folder to the dock (right hand side only I think) , again that's a shortcut to it. In either case, when done, drag it off again, it disappears but you don't affect the original, its just a shortcut/pointer to it.
    I don't think there is a way of having a list of say, the last 10 folders used, like you can with files though, that would be neat.
     
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Sure there is! Go Menu > Recent Folders

    Or you can use Go to Folder... and type in the name
     
  5. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Thanks! I didn't know that one, and I'm not a novice.

    And this one I had forgotten....

    Now, to use them 3 times today to make sure I remember these tips. :D

    To the OP - I put folders in the sidebar, it is really useful. But I also open multiple Finders and just leave the one for the folder I'm using open (and minimized if necessary, or in a different Space).
     
  6. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Excellent thanks a lot for that, wasn't aware of it and been using this mac for <cough> months :eek:
     
  7. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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