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Hi. In my workspace I have these frequently used folders that I keep in my dock, but I find it annoying that I have to right click and click "open" every time i want to open them. Is there some way I can click the folders and it just opens?

I know that making an alias does the trick but I also like to drag files right into the folder on the dock and an alias doesnt let you do that.

Or does someone else have some creative idea to do both. Thanks. Im working on El-capitan.

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You can press the command ⌘ key and click the target Folder in the Dock, this will open the folder in a new Finder window.

If the command ⌘ key and click doesn't open directly to the target Folder, you can also try pressing option+command ⌘ keys and click the target Folder in the Dock, this should open directly to the folder in a new Finder window.

You can also instead of right-click, just click the target Folder and select Open in Finder.

  • Command clicking the folder actually open the the folder above the target for me... I want to open the exact folder. – mikeshinoda May 11 at 3:40
  • @mikeshinoda, I've updated my answer, please try pressing option+command keys and click the target Folder. – user3439894 May 11 at 3:57
  • OMG thanks! problem solved – mikeshinoda May 11 at 5:23
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