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Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:31 AM

A question about Spotlight in Lion

In Leopard and Snow Leopard, if you typed into Spotlight, it found the file you wanted and also told you where to find it by giving its path. Under Lion, we can still have it find files, but it now seems to be unwilling to share the path name.

Am I missing something?

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 01:48 PM

1. I answered my own question

Enter the file name (or whatever search criteria you need to) into the Spotlight window

When the hits appear look for the one you want.

Hover your cursor over it and, when the hit is highlighted, keep hovering and hit the COMMAND/OPTION keys. The path name will appear along the bottom of the preview that opened.

I can find NO documentation for this. I simply chanced upon it.

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Response to Stinky The Clown (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 09:02 PM

2. I'm still trying to duplicate that bug!

Paths show up for me every. single. time. Maybe because I use list view?

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