You can jump directly to a specific folder or file in macOS if you wish. And it’s a fine time-saving feature. In the Finder, click the Go menu in the menu bar, then choose one of the following:
- Enclosing Folder (⌘↑): Choose this option to open the parent folder for the current window. Choose a folder from the list.
- Recent Folders (⇧⌘F): Choose a folder from the submenu. (The submenu shows up to 10 recently opened folders.)
- Desktop (⇧⌘D): Choose folders on your, well, Desktop.
- Downloads (⌥⌘L): Choose folders from your Downloads file.
- Home (⇧⌘H): Choose folders from your Home folder (which includes folders for Applications, Pictures, Music, Movies, and more).
- Computer (⇧⌘C): Choose folders from your Mac’s drive, attached drives, or from a network to which you’re connected. The latter is also available from the Networks option under the Go menu.
- AirDrop (⇧⌘R): This option opens an AirDrop window, so you can wirelessly send documents, photos, videos, websites, map locations, and more to a nearby Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
- iCloud Drive (⇧⌘I): Choose folders stored on your iCloud Drive.
- Applications (⇧⌘A): Click on and open any app in your Applications folder.
- Utilities (⇧⌘U): Click on and open any tool in your Utilities folder.
You can also go to a folder by entering its pathname. From the Finder, choose “Go > Go to Folder.”
Go to Folder (⇧⌘G): Type the folder’s pathname (for example, /Library/Fonts/ or ~/Pictures/), then click Go.
A slash (/) at the beginning of a pathname indicates that the starting point is the top level of your computer’s folder structure. A slash at the end indicates that this is a path to a folder, rather than a file.
A tilde (~) indicates your home folder. Most of your personal folders, such as Documents, Music, and Pictures, are in your home folder.
If you’re having trouble finding a folder, make sure you’re spelling its name correctly and typing the full path, including slashes.
You can also ask Siri to, for instance, “Open the home folder.”
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