Keyboard Shortcuts for Finder

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Essentials

  • Create a new folder N
  • Open a new Finder window N
  • Create a new Smart Folder N
  • Duplicate the selected files D
  • Show the Get Info window for a selected file I
  • Start a Spotlight search in the Finder window F

Quick Look

  • Use Quick Look to preview the selected files
  • View a Quick Look slideshow of the selected files

Navigation

  • Go to the previous folder [
  • Go to the next folder ]
  • Open a Go to Folder window G
  • Open the selected item
  • Open the folder that contains the current folder
  • Open the folder that contains the current folder in a new window

System Folders

  • Open the Home folder of the current macOS user account H
  • Open the Computer window C
  • Open the Network window K
  • Open the desktop folder D
  • Open the Utilities folder U
  • Open the Downloads folder L
  • Open the Documents folder O
  • Open iCloud Drive I

Layout

  • View the items in the Finder window as icons 1
  • View the items in a Finder window as a list 2
  • View the items in a Finder window in columns 3
  • View the items in a Finder window with Cover Flow 4
  • Show or hide the Preview pane in Finder windows P
  • Show or hide the tab bar in Finder windows T
  • Hide or show the path bar in Finder windows P
  • Hide or show the Sidebar in Finder windows S
  • Hide or show the status bar in Finder windows /
  • Show or hide the tab bar when a single tab is open in the current Finder window T
  • Show or hide the toolbar when a single tab is open in the current Finder window T
  • Show View Options J

Trash

  • Move the selected item to the Trash
  • Empty the Trash
  • Empty the Trash without confirmation dialog

Miscellaneous

  • Eject the selected disk or volume E
  • Open the Recents window, showing all of the files you viewed or changed recently F
  • Open the AirDrop window R
  • Add selected Finder item to the Dock T
  • Add the selected item to the sidebar T
  • Open the Connect to Server window K
  • Make an alias of the selected item L
  • Move the files in the Clipboard to the current location V
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