Quickly Open A File Path In Finder From A Field Of Text 0

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Quickly Open A File Path In Finder From A Field Of Text

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This post was quite hard to title in a short snappy sentence, in essence Mac OS X has a new feature which allows you to select a piece of text which references a location within Finder and then open that location. Within many posts on this site I reference a locations such as /Library/Applications support. Normally you would have to either manually open each folder within Finder to find this location, or use the Go > Go To Folder, and copy and paste the location. This quick tip skips all of that and allows you to go directly to the location by simply highlighting the text and using a Service option.

To open the folder location referenced with a post, highlight the text link. You must highlight all of the link. Then right click, go to the services option at the bottom of the list and select ‘Reveal In Finder’ . You can you the link below as a test.

/Library/Application Support/

You can now select a link and open it directly within Finder.

You can now select a link and open it directly within Finder.

A new Finder window will pop open with the selected folder or file selected ready for use.

There is one small caveat, the text link must start with a forward slash, or the tilda symbol, without these, the service will not pick up the fact that it is a link.


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