Apple Finder keyboard shortcuts

Memorizing all of Finder keyboard shortcuts probably isn't necessary, but some of the Finder keyboard shortcuts will make you a better Finder user. For example Command + T creates a new tab, Control + Command + F makes Finder window full screen and Shift + Command + L quickly goes to your Downloads folder. Here are the keyboard shortcuts that allow you to organize your files faster and better.

Apple Finder
⌘ Cmd + N

New Finder window

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + N

New folder

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + N

New Smart Folder

⌘ Cmd + O

Open selected item

⌘ Cmd + T

New tab

⌘ Cmd + W

Close window

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + W

Close all Finder windows

⌘ Cmd + I

Show Get Info for selected item

⌘ Cmd + D

Duplicate selected files

⌘ Cmd + L

Make an alias of selected item

⌘ Cmd + R

Show original for selected alias

⌘ Cmd + Y

Quick Look selected item

Control + ⌘ Cmd + T

Add selected item to sidebar

Control + ↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + T

Add selected item to Dock

⌘ Cmd + Del

Move selected item to trash

⌘ Cmd + F

Find

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + T

Add Tag to selected item

⌘ Cmd + E

Eject selected device

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⌘ Cmd + 1

View as icons

⌘ Cmd + 2

View as list

⌘ Cmd + 3

View as column

⌘ Cmd + 4

View as cover flow

⌘ Cmd +

In list view, expands the highlighted folder

⌘ Cmd +

In list view, collapses the highlighted folder

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd +

In list view, expands the highlighted folder and all subfolders

⌘ Cmd +

In list view, opens the selected folder

Control + ⌘ Cmd + 0

Arrange by none

Control + ⌘ Cmd + 1

Arrange by name

Control + ⌘ Cmd + 2

Arrange by kind

Control + ⌘ Cmd + 3

Arrange by date last opened

Control + ⌘ Cmd + 4

Arrange by date added

Control + ⌘ Cmd + 5

Arrange by date modified

Control + ⌘ Cmd + 6

Arrange by size

Control + ⌘ Cmd + 7

Arrange by tags

⌘ Cmd + J

Show view options

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + P

Show or hide the path bar

⌥ Option + ⌘ Cmd + S

Show or hide the sidebar

⌘ Cmd + /

Show of hide the status bar

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + T

Show or hide a Finder tab

Control + ⌘ Cmd + F

Enter or leave full screen

⌘ Cmd + [

Go back to previous location

⌘ Cmd + ]

Go forward to previous location

⌘ Cmd +

Go to enclosing folder

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + A

Open the Applications folder

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + C

Open the Computer window

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + D

Open the Desktop folder

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + F

Open All My Files window

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + G

Open Go To Folder window

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + H

Open the Home folder

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + I

Open iCloud Drive folder

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + K

Open Network window

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + L

Open Downloads folder

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + O

Open Documents folder

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + R

Open AirDrop window

↑   Shift + ⌘ Cmd + U

Open Utilities folder

⌘ Cmd + K

Open Connect to Server window


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Program information

Program name: Apple Finder (File manager)

Finder is default file manager for Apple's Macintosh operating systems. It lets you manage files, disks, network locations and launch other applications.

Web page: https://support.apple.com/HT20...


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