Monterey Finder Path Bar

There are all kinds of small features built into the macOS Monterey Finder. I am sure neither I nor most other people use half of them. One helpful feature when dealing with Files and Folders is the Finder Path Bar. The Finder Path Bar can show you the location of Files and Folders. There are two ways to view the Path Bar. Here is how they work.

Finder Path Bar

The Finder Path Bar can come in handy for locating and navigating to Files and Folders. One way to use the Path Bar is to leave it on all the time by activating it in the Finder View Menu.

Finder View Menu

That results in the Path Bar always displayed in the Finder Window.

Path Bar Displayed

It is always showing in the bottom portion of the Finder window wherever you navigate.

If you do not wish to have the Path Bar showing all the time, there is a way to activate it on a per instance basis. Just locate a Folder in the Finder.

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Then, click on it to select it.

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Now, all you have to do is hold down the Option ⌥ Key and the Path Bar will display in the bottom of the Finder window with the path to that Folder.1


The Path Bar is a minor Finder feature, but it can come in handy if you need to know the exact location of a File or Folder.

  1. You can click on any item in that path to navigate to it in the Finder window[]