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How Do I Find Where an Open File Is Stored?

If I do a Spotlight search and find the file I’m looking for, how can I “see” where the file is stored so that I can go directly to it next time? And could I change the location at that point, such as to put it on the desktop?
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Tom Gonser

Comments: 3 Responses to “How Do I Find Where an Open File Is Stored?”

    3 weeks ago

    When you do a search with the Spotlight menu, you can use the arrow keys to select the file, then Command+r to go to its location instead of opening it.

    Or, once the file is opened, most apps let you Command+click on the file name in the title bar and see the full path to the file. You can select a folder in that path to open that folder.

    Tom Gonser
    3 weeks ago

    Very helpful — a Patron thanks. But once “found” as you describe, can a file then be “moved” to a new location (i.e. different folder)?

    3 weeks ago

    Tom: Well if you do it to go to its location in the Finder, then you can move it in the Finder just like normal. If you mean when it is opened in the app, then usually there is a File, Move To menu command.

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