Open Enclosing Folder

Ever search for a file on your Mac, then find it, but realize you want to see everything in the folder, not just that one file. You can do this by right clicking or Ctrl+clicking the file in the search results, and then choosing “Open Enclosing Folder.” You can also select the file and press Command+R, which is “Reveal in Finder” and produces the same result. If you are searching using the Spotlight menu, then you can Command+click the file to open its folder instead.

Comments: 3 Responses to “Open Enclosing Folder”

    Robert Johnson
    1/19/12 @ 10:55 am

    The problem I have is opening enclosing folders in Spotlight (not Finder). This was simple in earlier OS’s, but the feature seems to have been deleted in LION. Is there a way to do this?

      Robert Johnson
      1/19/12 @ 10:58 am

      Sorry, ignore my comment. I have looked again at your info, and now understand how to make it work.

    Jenny
    3/4/12 @ 8:11 pm

    To open the enclosing folder in Spotlight, press Cmd-R (reveal in Finder).

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