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Easy way to open new Finder window in same folder as frontmost window System
You recently published a hint explaining how to open a new Finder window in the same folder as the frontmost window, using an AppleScript. Here is an easy way to do the same thing: no Applescript, no special apps needed.

In the Finder, make sure the Path Bar is visible (View > Show Path Bar). The current path is then displayed at the bottom of each Finder window.

As with any other folder icon in the Finder, Command-double-clicking on any icon in the Path Bar will open a new window to that folder.

The current folder is always displayed last in the Path Bar (even if the Path Bar is to short to display all the names), so Command-double-clicking on the last icon in the Path Bar will always open a new window to the current folder.
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Easy way to open new Finder window in same folder as frontmost window
Authored by: Lri on May 13, '13 08:23:38AM

You can also use ⌃⌘↑ to reveal the location shown on the title bar in a new window. It doesn't work in column view if the toolbar is hidden though.



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Easy way to open new Finder window in same folder as frontmost window
Authored by: megabulk on May 16, '13 06:44:50PM

No. That reveals the parent of the current window. Useful sometimes and the way I did it until I read this hint.



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Easy way to open new Finder window in same folder as frontmost window
Authored by: osxpounder on May 24, '13 01:12:40PM

Try Cmd O.

If nothing in the Finder window is selected, a new copy of the same Finder window opens.

That's what I get on Snow Leopard right now. It might be affected by a setting in Finder's preferences; I'm not sure about that, but it can't hurt to try.

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Easy way to open new Finder window in same folder as frontmost window
Authored by: kirkmc on May 25, '13 12:47:15AM

On Mountain Lion, nothing happens when I do that.

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Easy way to open new Finder window in same folder as frontmost window
Authored by: osxpounder on Jul 22, '13 09:58:25PM

Darn, sorry to hear it. It works on my MBP, running Lion, too.

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