Navigating Around In the Finder On a Mac

There are many ways to navigate from folder to folder in the Finder on your Mac. You can go down into folders, up to the enclosing folder, and sideways to adjacent folders. There are many ways to do each, depending on which Finder View you are currently using.

Comments: 5 Responses to “Navigating Around In the Finder On a Mac”

    Kathy
    2 months ago

    Hi Gary, I have created a dock item for “Recent Documents” from the finder as in a previous video that I found most helpful. I have noticed though that this dock item does not update real time as I access other files, and after restart of the iMac that the option to view this dock item as fan, grid or list is no longer clickable as it’s greyed out. I’m wondering if this recents dock item is just for the moment in time that it’s placed there in the dock. Is this the case or am I missing something

    2 months ago

    Kathy: It should auto-update and continue to work. Not sure why it isn’t doing that for you, sorry.

    Kathy
    2 months ago

    Thanks Gary, I tried removing it from the dock and putting it back, both before and after restart but it still doesn’t update. Strange for sure.

    Kathy
    2 months ago

    Hi Gary, I removed ‘recent docs’ in finder and rechecked ‘Recents’ again back in the sidebar list. Then I chose to show this Recents in dock, and the exact same thing happens. Running Big Sur 11.5.1. Not sure if that’s why or not. Everything else is running fine. Kathy

    2 months ago

    Kathy: Sorry, I’m not sure why it isn’t working for you. Perhaps it is best to get your Mac in front of an expert (Genius Bar) so they can see exactly what you are doing and work to diagnose the issue.

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