Go directly to a specific folder
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, click the Go menu in the menu bar.
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. (The submenu shows up to 10 recently opened folders.)
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, choose Go > Go to Folder.
Type the folder’s pathname (for example, /Library/Fonts/ or ~/Pictures/), then click Go.
A slash (/) at the beginning of a pathname indicates that the starting point is the top level of your computer’s folder structure.
A slash at the end indicates that this is a path to a folder, rather than a file.
A tilde (~) indicates your home folder. Most of your personal folders, such as Documents, Music, and Pictures, are in your home folder.
If you’re having trouble finding a folder, make sure you’re spelling its name correctly and typing the full path, including slashes.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Open the home folder.” Learn more about Siri.