50 Finder Shortcuts for MacOS

List of Finder Shortcuts

Learn Finder Shortcuts for Mac

Most used Finder Shortcuts

Action Finder Shortcut keys
Open the Computer window Command + Shift + C
Open the desktop folder Command + Shift + D
Open the All My Files window Command + Shift + F
Open a Go to Folder window Command + Shift + G
Open the Home folder of the current macOS user account Command + Shift + H
Duplicate the selected files Command + D
Eject the selected disk or volume Command + E
Start a Spotlight search in the Finder window Command + F
Show the Get Info window for a selected file Command + I
Open iCloud Drive Command + Shift + I
Open the Network window Command + Shift + K
Open the AirDrop window Command + Shift + R
Open the Documents folder Command + Shift + O
Open the Downloads folder Command + Option + L
Open the Utility folder Command + Shift + U
Open the Connect to Server window Command + K
Make an alias of the selected item Command + L
Open a new Finder window Command + N
Create a new folder Command + Shift + N
Go to the previous folder Command + (
Go to the next folder Command + )
Open the folder that contains the current folder Command + Up Arrow key
Open the selected item Command + Down Arrow key
Open the selected folder – This works only when in list view Right Arrow key
Close the selected folder – This works only when in list view Left Arrow key
Open a folder in a separate tab or window Command + Double Click
Open Sound preferences – This works with any of the volume keys Option + Volume Up

View Shortcuts

Action Finder Shortcut keys
Show or hide the Dock – This often works even when you’re not in the Finder Command + Option + D
Show the original file for the selected alias Command + R
Show or hide the tab bar when a single tab is open in the current Finder window Command + T
Show or hide a Finder tab Command + Shift + T
Show or hide the toolbar when a single tab is open in the current Finder window Command + Option + T
Show View Options Command + J
View a Quick Look slideshow of the selected files Command + Option + Y
Use Quick Look to preview the selected files Command + Y
View the items in the Finder window as icons Command + 1
View the items in a Finder window as a list Command + 2
View the items in a Finder window in columns Command + 3
View the items in a Finder window with Cover Flow Command + 4

Editing Shortcuts

Action Finder Shortcuts
Add selected Finder item to the Dock Command + Shift + T
Hide or show the path bar in Finder windows Command + Option + P
Hide or show the Sidebar in Finder windows Command + Option + S
Hide or show the status bar in Finder windows Command + /
Move the files in the Clipboard from their original location to the current location Command + Option + V
Move the selected item to the Trash Command + Delete
Empty the Trash Command + Shift + Delete
Empty the Trash without confirmation dialogue Command + Shift + Option + Delete

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