How to find and copy the full path to a file or folder on macOS


Starting with macOS El Capitan, Apple introduced a new way to copy file paths. It is not the most obvious one (unless you are an experienced Mac developer), but it allows you to immediately copy the full “address” to a file or folder.

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How to copy the full path to a file or folder on macOS

one… Open a new Finder window (click on the icon or in the menu bar select FileNew Finder Window);

2… Find the file or folder you want and right-click on it. If you do not use the right button, hold down the Ctrl key and click on a file or folder. A context menu will appear.

How to copy the full path to a file or folder on macOS

3… Without closing the context menu, hold down the key ⌥Option (Alt)… Take a closer look – there are new commands in the menu.

four… Select item Copy path to [имя файла или папки]

How to copy the full path to a file or folder on macOS

Done! The full path to the file has just been added to the clipboard. To paste it into any compatible macOS app, click ⌘Cmd + V

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