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Hey, so my PC friend is dogging me because on the PC we can copy folder locations (from a server) right in Windows Explorer (since there's an address bar) and send the path to coworkers.

 

How can I do the same thing in OSX? Why isn't this built in? Or if it is, why isn't it more easily accessible?

 

Thx

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Hey, so my PC friend is dogging me because on the PC we can copy folder locations (from a server) right in Windows Explorer (since there's an address bar) and send the path to coworkers.

 

How can I do the same thing in OSX? Why isn't this built in? Or if it is, why isn't it more easily accessible?

 

Thx

 

 

This is one of the many limitations of the Apple Finder that has always bothered me. It may not matter to some, but I frequently find myself wanting to copy the path. Why is this not included in the Finder? I have no idea: Perhaps the "normal" Mac user doesn't need it very often. I am hoping that the rumors of a major Finder overhaul in Leopard are true, and that one of the improvements is the ability to copy paths.

 

My current solution? I long ago stopped using Apple's Finder and instead use CocoaTech's PathFinder (http://www.cocoatech.com/). It's not free, but it has lots of goodies that I've found useful enough to pay a few dollars for.

 

If you are not interested in paying money for a solution, I found this article:

 

http://www.macgeekery.com/tips/customizati...menu_for_finder

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If you do a "copy" on any file in the Finder and paste into Terminal you get the path. Where and how you do the "paste" seems to affect what information you get back... but that's one (kinda cheesy) way to get the path.

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If you do a "copy" on any file in the Finder and paste into Terminal you get the path. Where and how you do the "paste" seems to affect what information you get back... but that's one (kinda cheesy) way to get the path.

 

 

Additionally: If you are willing to open the Terminal you don't even need to copy. Just drag any file from the finder to your Terminal window. It's path will show up in the terminal, where you can copy it in the usual form.

 

- Tim

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Bottom line, windows wins on this small point. Doesn't really matter to me although it would occasionally be helpful. Still your gonna have to give him the win on this one.

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