When I search for something e.g. a PDF file, in Spotlight and has i displayed in the search results list. How can I open the file in Finder? If I click on it, the file is opened e.g. in the pdf reader, but I would like to know where on the file system it is.

Any suggestions?

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Hitting + does the trick.

  • Are you sure? This does not work for me.
    – gentmatt
    Dec 15, 2011 at 18:54
  • works for me :-) Did you change key assignments in the past?
    – nohillside
    Dec 15, 2011 at 18:59
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    ⌘R and ⇧⌘R work as well.
    – Lri
    Dec 15, 2011 at 19:08
  • Oh, wait. I thought that by return you meant the <- key. :-) I'm German and got confused. Now, it works for me as well.
    – gentmatt
    Dec 15, 2011 at 19:12
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    @MagnusLindOxlund I never seen it is listed somewhere official, but CMD and click does the same for Dock items. At least it did, don't know if it still does. This might be coincidental.
    – bot47
    Mar 9, 2019 at 9:12

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