I have an application that is going to save a file to my MacBook Air El Capitan. Trouble is, I cannot seem to find a way to determine where it's going to save the file in the dialog. How do I find the FULL PATH of where it's going to save it?

The file save dialog appears to give me no way to determine this:

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Where is it going to save the file?

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    You can always see the full (somehow inverted) path by clickin' on the drop-down menu (the current folder name) left to the search filed.
    – klanomath
    Oct 24, 2016 at 14:10
  • @klanomath So it just shows as a list, instead a path? Oct 24, 2016 at 14:12
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    Yepp, it's no path like the common cli path. But both are only metaphors...
    – klanomath
    Oct 24, 2016 at 14:14

1 Answer 1


Click on position indicated by the red arrow in the figure below:

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This will allow you to choose which folder/path you need. You can also use the Command - Shift - G to open the dialog to explicitly paste / type in a path.

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