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Enabling The Folder Path In Finder

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Here is a power trick that I love. In a nutshell it enables the path of the current finder window to be shown where the name of the folder is kept. For example on a default Leopard installation the name of the folder is shown in the top of the window, for example “Applications”. This is Ok, but there is a quick trick and can enable the full path of the current finder window to be shown. An example of this is shown below.


What I really find cool about this is that with many finder windows open you can easily see which folder is where, if that makes sense. For a power user who usually ends up with a millions finder windows open it helps loads. It is really easy to do as well.

Firstly open up Terminal. This is located in Applications > Utilities > Terminal. Then type the following command.

defaults write com.apple.finder _FXShowPosixPathInTitle -bool YES

Type NO to reverse it. As a result you get the full path in the finder title window.

I love this trick. I can’t remember where I came across it, it was written on a sticky under a virtual pile of them. I use stickies all of the time, quite a lot of things does tend to get lost.


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