Go directly to a specific folder on Mac
You can use the Go menu to jump instantly to specific folders—like your Documents folder or a folder you’ve opened recently. If you know the exact name and location of a folder, you can also open it by entering the pathname.
Go to a folder that’s listed in the menu
In the Finder on your Mac, choose the Go menu.
Choose one of the following:
Enclosing Folder: Choose this option to open the parent folder for the current window. For example, if you’re in your Downloads folder, this option opens your home folder.
Recents, Documents, or other listed folders: Choose a folder from the list.
Recent Folders: Choose a folder from the submenu. To change the number of recently opened folders listed, choose Apple menu > System Settings, then click Desktop & Dock in the sidebar (you may need to scroll down). Go to Menu Bar on the right, click the “Recent documents, applications, and servers” pop-up menu, then choose a number.
Tip: To go to your Library folder, press and hold the Option key, then choose Library.
Go to a folder by entering its pathname
In the Finder on your Mac, choose Go > Go to Folder.
Start typing the folder’s pathname (for example, /Library/Fonts/ or ~/Pictures/).
As you type, matching folders appear.
Type a slash (/) at the beginning of a pathname to indicate that the starting point is the top level of your computer’s folder structure.
Type a slash at the end to indicate that this is a path to a folder, rather than a file.
Type a tilde (~) to indicate your home folder. Most of your personal folders, such as Documents, Music, and Pictures, are in your home folder.
Type any part of the pathname. Suggested pathnames include your text at the beginning, middle, or end of a folder name.
Note: Spell as best you can. Suggested pathnames ignore small typing errors.
Press Tab to accept the suggestion for a pathname you’ve partially entered.
Press the Up Arrow or the Down Arrow to scroll through suggested and recent pathnames.
Click a matching folder to show its subfolders.
Double-click your destination folder.
Note: You can also paste a pathname you copied, then press Return. To copy a folder’s pathname, see Get file, folder, and disk information.