locate spotlight searched files in finder

Spotlight is a system-wide desktop search feature of Apple’s Mac OS X operating system. Spotlight is a selection-based search system, which creates a virtual index of all items and files on the system. It is designed to allow the user to quickly locate a wide variety of items on the computer, including documents, pictures, music, applications, and System Preferences. In addition, specific words in documents and in web pages in a web browser’s history or bookmarks can be searched. It also allows the user to narrow down searches with creation dates, modification dates, sizes, types and other attributes.

Once you have found the file, you were looking for in spotlight, wouldn’t it be nice to navigate to the containing folder, Show in Explorer kind of stuff for Windows.

This can be achieved by finding in spotlight and pressing Command+R key sequence on the selected result.

For locating terminal application in finder, first find it in spotlight:

Terminal in Spotlight

 Now move mouse over the Top Hit entry for Terminal, we know it is the application we are looking for, and press Command+R keys to locate the application file in finder:

Locating Terminal in Finder

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