Open file location trought Spotlight

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  1. Fa7mac macrumors regular

    Fa7mac

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    #1
    Hi there
    I have a question, is there a way to open file location folder through Spotlight search function? I mean when you do a search on spotlight and it finds the file you are looking for, if you hit ENTER it will automatically open the file (in iTunes if it is a mp3, in InDesidn if it a .indl an so on)
    what if you want to access the folder the file is on?
    I am makng this question because I have my computer very organized and my stuff are into folders>in a folder> in a folder> in another folder>in a folder....
    and it can be a pain to go through all those folders till I find what I want
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    #2
    Click "Show All" and it will open a Finder window, wherein you can click on any file or folder to reveal it's secret location.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. sahnert macrumors 6502

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    You can also command+click on the entry and it will show it in the finder.
     
  4. TheVendor macrumors member

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  5. Fa7mac thread starter macrumors regular

    Fa7mac

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    #5
    Thank you all! It is always good to earn some hours kore when working with computers!
     
  6. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

    ArtOfWarfare

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    It should be filed as a bug that holding command while the spotlight menu is open doesn't reveal the change in what clicking on the menu item will do...

    or at least it doesn't in 10.8.5... I'll have to check the Maverick beta on my other machine...
     

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