I often use SpotLight to find files in macOS Mojave.
However, many times there are multiple files with the same name. Is there a way to display the full path for each file in the spotlight window where the found files are listed?
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When Spotlight is selected from the Menu Bar, the window does not show the full path, as shown below.
However, if you select
Show all in Finder..., then the full path is shown in the Path Bar at the bottom of the Finder window. In the image below, the full path is shown as
~/Desktop/Dave.txt. If there is not enough room to display the full path, then the full path can be read by placing the mouse over the text. Also, any part of the path (including the full path) can be dragged and dropped into a text window.
If you need to preview a document in the Finder window, the highlight the file and press Cmd-I, as shown below.
When Spotlight is not being used, the Path Bar in the Finder window can be toggled between hide and shown by pressing Opt-Cmd-P. You can also select
Hide Path Bar or
Show Path Bar under
View in the Menu Bar.
By default, macOS includes a shortcut to invoke "Finder search results": option-command-Spacebar. This is simply a different view from Spotlight's same index.
To customize the shortcut, open System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts, select Spotlight and click once on the entry to the right of the option. (For example, you could disable the typical Spotlight results, then update the Finder results with the original command-Spacebar shortcut.)