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I recently upgraded to Lion. I also installed Microsoft Office 2011. In Spotlight, how do I now find in which folder a document is? It used to be that hovering the mouse over the doc would show the folder. I miss that functionality!

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With OS X Yosemite's new Spotlight search, if you hold down ⌘ with a file selected the path bar will be displayed which shows you the path to the file:

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Is there any way to open the enclosing folder from that? –  Justin Oct 24 at 10:34
    
@Justin Hold command and press return –  grgarside Oct 24 at 10:40

If you want the path in a copyable form:

  • press + i

You'll get the usual File Info dialog.

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Hold option and command for a second. It'll show you the path. Well, part of the path. It's really not as useful as it used to be.

Other than that, command-R will reveal the original file, just as with the previous version.

And, of course, you can Show All In Finder. If you have the status bar showing, it should show the path there as well. (And in a slightly better form.)

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You might want to try the following:

  1. Search for and highlight the file in Spotlight as usual.
  2. Hold down cmd (command) and press Enter (return).

This should open the file's containing folder, and works in all recent versions of OS X.

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