Windows offers a cascading folder browser on the menu. It enables very quick drilldown to a buried subfolder.

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How can the be done on a Mac, from the menubar or dock?

This is vaguely similar to the Mac column-browser, but it's not a finder window, it's a menu or dock widget.

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    Not sure why you got a down-vote on your question, I thought it was a good question. Which is why I took the time to answer it. At least by up-vote countered it. :) – user3439894 Mar 28 '16 at 21:49
  • @user3439894, perhaps a hater :) – johny why Mar 28 '16 at 23:00

You can use the Stacks feature on the Dock to accomplish what you're asking.

You can drag and drop the Macintosh HD (or any other folder) onto the right side of the Dock, to the right of the separator line, to create a Dock item. Then right-click it, to bring up its context menu, and select List under View content as. This will give you a cascading menu of the drive.

For more information on Stacks, have a look at: Mac Basics: Stacks are your shortcut in the Dock

  • heh, great answers guys! But, i'm going to mark this one as answer for two reasons: sez to drag HD to right side of dock-- critical step. And was posted 1st. Thx! – johny why Mar 28 '16 at 21:31

In the Dock that can easily done by configuring a Dock item (in the example below my System folder) with a right-click:

  • View content as: List

Left-click Dock

Now left-click on the folder in the Dock and navigate to the destination.

  • I guess you didn't see what I posted a minute before you, although you did include a picture. :) – user3439894 Mar 28 '16 at 21:17
  • @user3439894 You posted it 5 sec earlier, but at the time of hitting the answer button no other answer was visible! ;-) – klanomath Mar 28 '16 at 21:20
  • many thx for pic, sorry you did not win answer :( – johny why Mar 28 '16 at 21:31

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