Get file, folder and disk information on Mac
You can quickly get information about files, folders or disks.
On your Mac, do any of the following:
Get individual item info: Select the items, then choose File > Get Info, or press Command-I.
A separate information window opens for each item.
Get summary info for multiple items: Select multiple items, press and hold the Control key, then choose File > Get Summary Info.
A window displays a summary of information about the items.
Show the path to a file or folder: On your Mac, click the Finder icon in the Dock to open a Finder window then choose View > Show Path Bar.
The location and nested folders that contain your file or folder are displayed near the bottom of the Finder window.
Show info below icons: Open a folder in the Finder or click the desktop, choose View > Show View Options, then 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: Open a folder in the Finder, then choose View > Show Preview. See Use the Preview pane.
View iCloud status: When iCloud Desktop and Documents is turned on, 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 tells you 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 tells you that the folder or file could not be stored in iCloud. This is usually because you don’t have enough iCloud storage. To learn more about freeing up storage, see Optimise storage space on your Mac.
Downloaded: The Downloaded status icon tells you 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 is not in the Finder window, you can still see the status for most iCloud file transfers next to the folder or filename. The only icon you won’t see 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.