I often make symbolic links of folders. I recently had to change my laptop and move from Sierra to Mojave. In the old OS I used to type Cmd + R to go to the original folder. This seems to no longer work. The official apple website still has Cmd + R as the shortcut (https://support.apple.com/el-gr/HT201236).

  • Check if there's a menu item for the same action. If it exists, it'll likely list the shortcut right there. An easy way to find a menu item, if you can sort of guess what the name would be, is to open the Help menu and type the name right there. Can't check it myself right now.
    – Joonas
    Jun 11, 2019 at 12:31
  • Thanks, I did not think about that. Seems like it's now cmd + option + ctrl + a Not the easiest shortcut to type...
    – Manfredo
    Jun 11, 2019 at 14:29

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You can change it to Cmd+R. Go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts (tab) > App Shortcuts (left sidebar) click the plus and in the window: Application: Finder, Menu title: Show Original Just the menu item written exactly as it is in the menu, Shortcut: Cmd+R.

When you change the shortcut, it'll show up in the menu item.

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