8

This question already has an answer here:

I occasionally need to check some file's location and copy it to the clipboard. I used to use Finder -> Cmd-I then I used to copy the content of "Where" section.

Ever since updating to macOs Mojave, when the format of the path displayed in the "Where" section has changed. Instead of "/" forward slash character now I see "triangle" character.

triangle in path

How to solve this?

Thanks!

marked as duplicate by nohillside Feb 2 at 8:05

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

  • 1
    I also find this problem and haven't found a solution. This is a really bad change and It seems that Apple haven't fixed this issue. – CTW Dec 25 '18 at 2:17
14

You can select the file and press Option + Command + C to copy the pathname to the clipboard.

You can also use Control + Option + right click in macOS Mojave (copy as pathname will replace copy file in get info modal). Little change but I just found it. Still works on networked drives too.

5
  1. Right Click on Folder/File
  2. Hold down the Option key
  3. Select Copy "[filename]" as pathname
  4. Paste to wherever you need it

enter image description here

-1

Even though the Info window shows triangles, selecting and copying the text will copy the path with slashes.

That said, this answer is probably a better solution.

  • 3
    On high sierra, it copies with slashes, but on mojave it seems to copy weird triangle characters instead of slashes. – Steven Peters Oct 13 '18 at 4:03
  • I confirm that on Mojave it copies with the triangles. – RockyMM Oct 16 '18 at 15:27

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .