Jump From an Open Dialog To the Finder

If you are in the Open dialog of an application you can select a file or folder and then jump to that location in the Finder by pressing Command+R. This is useful if you are searching for a file and decide to continue the search in the Finder instead. You can do the opposite, placing a Finder location in an Open dialog by dragging and dropping a file or folder into the dialog.

Comments: 4 Responses to “Jump From an Open Dialog To the Finder”

    9 years ago

    I thought Command + R took you to the original document! I would appreciate an example using a specific application and a file. I think I understand but I don't get it completely.
    In Spotlight, using this Command, I noticed I was able to bring up into the Finder the larger folder where the specific object of my search was... and within this folder I was able to see more similar objects. That was interesting because when I click on the object I go straight to the file (or folder) instead.

      9 years ago

      Same thing. Taking you to the original file... in the Finder. See what I mean? I'm just talking about using it specifically in an Open dialog.

    9 years ago

    I'm still a bit confused. Any chance of doing a demo video on this one?

      9 years ago

      Just try it. Use TextEdit. File, Open. Then look around for a file. Select it, but then instead of opening it, hit Command+R.

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