In my opinion, copying file path names is not as easy and quick in Mac OS as it is in Windows. I’ve always loved the file path address bar in the top of the Windows Explorer, and I was disappointed when I could not do the same technique in Mac OS’s Finder file explorer. Here is how I copy file path names in Mac OS Mojave. By the way, the new dark mode is what I’m using and it’s pretty sweet.
Quickly copy file path names in the Finder file explorer in Mac OS Mojave:
Firstly, you’ll need to have a Finder window open and in your desired folder, so go ahead and open your Finder file explorer window and navigate to your desired folder if you haven’t already.
Now, we need to make sure our path bar is enabled by pressing “Option + Command + P”. Alternatively, you can go to your top file menu bar and navigate to “View > Show Path Bar.” Your path bar should now be visible at the bottom of your Finder window.
Inside the path bar, right click on the particular directory you wish to copy as a file path name. Then click on “Copy ‘X’ as Pathname,” where “X” is your selected folder. We now have our file path copied to the clipboard and we’re ready to paste it wherever we want.
With your path copied, you can now paste it in another Finder window. Press “Command + N” to open a new Finder window.
In your new Finder window, press “Shift + Command + G” and a new dialog will pop up asking you to input a file path. Simply press “Command + V” to paste your file path.
After pasting your file path, press enter to open your folder instantly, and that’s it!