10 Ways To Get a File Path On a Mac

If you need to see or copy the full path to a file, there are many ways to do it on a Mac. You can use one of several techniques in the Finder, in the document window, or while searching. You can easily place the path into a document or the Terminal. We'll also look at an Automator Quick Action that will show the path as a notification and copy it.

Comments: 2 Responses to “10 Ways To Get a File Path On a Mac”

    3 years ago

    There was so much info packed into this post I had to from YouTube to get the transcript. I want to share a secret about Gary... He has AppleJuice in his veins... that's why he knows so much. ❤️🍎

    3 years ago

    I use a Quick Service like this but it adds "file://" to the beginning. This creates a clickable link to the file, paste in Reminders, Pages, Calendar notes etc. You need

    1. "Run JavaScript"

    function run(input, parameters) {

    input = "file://" + input;
    input=input.replace(/ /g,"%20");

    return input;

    2. Then "Copy to Clipboard. "

    The links won't work across machines with different User account names. Using "~/" isn't interpreted. :-/

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