If you ever find yourself lost whilst browsing files on your Mac, you may struggle to get back to where you want to be, because the path bar isn’t shown by default in your Finder windows. Fortunately, there’s a quick way to enable it.
When you are in any Finder window and want to make it easier to see where in the hierarchy you are, or just see where a file is located, you can go to the menu bar at the top of the screen and select View > Show Path Bar. This will bring up a path bar at the bottom of the window so that you can see where in the folder structure you currently are.
Once activated, this remains the default option whenever you’re browsing your files. If you want to switch it off again, however, you can do so by using the same menu: View > Hide Path Bar.
This how to will work on any version of Mac OS X up to and including the latest version, Mac OS X Lion. If you have any how-to suggestions for us at Zath, please feel free to leave a comment below, or tweet us @ZathUK.