At work we have a file server to share files and in the past I have been able to open the folder path in finder by highlighting the path a coworker provides and then pressing cmd+option+ctrl+o. At some point, this shortcut stopped working and it seems like it happened right around the time I updated to El Capitan. Does anyone know if this shortcut has changed or how I can re-enable it if it somehow got disabled?

Example path: /Volumes/clients/someclient/project/

  • there are a lot of ways - but i think the most simple one will be to open press Cmd-DownArrow to open a selected folder (if you mean selected inside of a finder window) - if not finder can you be more clear on where you have selected the path – konqui Dec 12 '15 at 12:31
  • The path can be selected anywhere, it could be in a text file, it could be in an email, it could be in a browser address bar. It didn't matter where the path was, I could select the text and then use the above keyboard shortcut and it would automatically open a finder window with that path. – APAD1 Dec 14 '15 at 15:25
  • I tried your Key-Combo on my New Mac (still on Maveriks) and also on my older One which still has Yosemite on it. On Both the Key Combo "cmd+option+ctrl+o" has no Funktion also i have checked it with KeyBindigsEditor same there nothing listed - i think either this Funktion was Removed with Yosemite or earlier or you had installed a Plugin or 3rd Party App which gave you the abillity to do this. – konqui Dec 16 '15 at 9:01
  • To get this Function back you can either use a Automator Action Save it as an App and bind it to a HotKey in System Preferences. or if you already have Alfred 2 installed i whould prefer to do it there. (Better Performace) if you need help on this let me know i can help you on that – konqui Dec 16 '15 at 9:04

command shift g when a finder window is open

  • I know about that one, the one I'm describing doesn't require a finder window to be open and you don't have to copy and paste the path, you just highlight the path, then use the shortcut and it automatically opens a finder window directly to the path. – APAD1 Dec 11 '15 at 23:12
open . 

Will open the current directory in Finder

Edit: If you're looking for a keyboard shortcut, I'd map whatever key combo you choose to just insert that when typed with a return

  • Not what I'm looking for, thanks though. – APAD1 Dec 14 '15 at 15:20

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