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Archived - Mac OS X: How to open another window in the Finder

You may need to open more than one window in the Finder so you can copy or move items from one folder to another, or create an alias to an item in another folder.
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Choose New Finder Window from the File menu.

To select whether the new window shows your home or the computer, choose Preferences from the Finder menu.

To open a separate window for a folder if the toolbar is showing, press the Command key when you double-click its icon. If the toolbar is not showing, just double-click a folder to open a separate window.
Last Modified: Feb 19, 2012
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