In OS X Mountain Lion when you right click on an *.app icon you get an option to 'Show Package Contents' leading you into 'Contents' directory.

I'm having trouble figuring out the absolute path to the 'Contents' directory for a given *.app

Thanks for Help!


Any .app is just a folder so if an application is in


the Contents directory is


You can also get the path by Cmd-clicking on the folder name at the top of the Finder window.

  • Thanks! that was easy. I assumed the .app files were not directories. – BryanK Sep 10 '13 at 14:14

You can open the terminal app, and then drag any file or folder into it to have the full path displayed in text that you can copy/paste etc.

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