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Let's say I have a path to a folder in a text document or in the clipboard, for example:

/Users/Joe/Documents/workspace/test

How can I quickly open this folder in Mac OS X? In Windows I could open the Run-dialog, paste the path into the input box and the folder would open.

Is there a similar way in Mac OS X?

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Yes, there are. If you are already in Finder you can use one of them:

  1. In the Go menu, choose Go to Folder… option
  2. Press + + G

If you want to do it from Dock - press and hold left mouse on Finder icon and choose Go to Folder….

Just paste in modal window your path and press Enter

It will throw an error if the folder does not exist, or the path points to a file. Note also that it opens in your current window, so if you want to Go in a new window you will have to open that window first.

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If you are working at the command line try

$ open <path>

with the bonus that it also opens files in the default application that is set for them.

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If it is a network path, go to finder and click CMD + K then type smb://servername/drive/file

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    A bit late to comment, but the smb:// made all the difference! – jackJoe Jul 15 '13 at 16:21

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