Get file, folder, and disk information on Mac
You can quickly get information about files, folders, or disks.
Get info about a file, folder, or disk
On your Mac, in a Finder window or on the desktop, select the item.
Choose File > Get Info, or press Command-I.
An information window opens for the item.
You can also get a summary of information about multiple items. Select the items, press and hold the Control key, then choose File > Get Summary Info. A separate information window opens for each item.
Show the path to a file or folder
On your Mac, click the Finder icon in the Dock to open a Finder window.
Choose View > Show Path Bar, or press the Option key to show the path bar momentarily.
The location and nested folders that contain your file or folder are displayed near the bottom of the Finder window.
You can also do any of the following:
Show a folder’s subfolders in the Finder window: Click the folder in the path bar.
Copy a folder’s pathname: Control-click the folder in the path bar, then choose Copy “folder” as Pathname.
Show info below icons
On your Mac, open a folder in the Finder or click the desktop.
Choose View > Show View Options.
Select “Show item info.” (Only available for Icon view.)
Item info can include file size, movie length, image dimensions, and more.
Show info in the Preview pane
On your Mac, open a folder in the Finder.
Choose View > Show Preview.
View iCloud status
When you use iCloud Drive to store documents on your Mac, your folders and files may appear with one of the following status indicators in the iCloud Status column:
In iCloud: The In iCloud status icon indicates that the folder or file is only in iCloud. You must be connected to the internet to work with the item, unless you download it to your Mac. Control-click the file, then choose Download Now.
Ineligible: The Ineligible status icon indicates that the folder or file could not be stored in iCloud. This is usually because the size exceeds the 50 GB limit for an individual folder or file in iCloud Drive. To learn more about freeing up storage, see Optimize storage space.
Downloaded: The Downloaded status icon indicates that the folder or file is up to date between your Mac and iCloud and you can view or edit it immediately, with or without an internet connection.
Waiting to Upload: The Waiting to Upload status icon indicates that the folder or file is not yet stored in iCloud.
Out of Space: The Out of Space status icon indicates that the folder or file can’t be stored in iCloud because there isn’t enough iCloud storage.
A similar icon can also appear next to iCloud Drive in the sidebar, where it indicates that iCloud storage is full.
Pie chart: The pie chart status icon gradually increases from clear to dark as the files are transferred.
The same pie chart can also appear next to iCloud Drive in the sidebar, where it indicates the overall progress for files transferring to and from iCloud Drive.
Note: Even if the iCloud Status column isn’t in the Finder window, the status icon for most iCloud file transfers appears next to the folder or file name. The only icon that doesn’t appear is for downloaded items.
The status bar at the bottom or top of the Finder window displays the number of items in the disk or folder, and the amount of available disk space. If you don’t see the status bar, choose View > Show Status Bar.