Finder Copy Open Window Paths


This AppleScript allows you to very easy copy the path of any open Finder window to the clipboard. Also, in any application’s Open or Save dialog, you can open a “Go to the folder” dialog into which a folder path can be entered. Coincidence?! Instead of typing in that path manually, just run this AppleScript to choose from the paths of all the open Finder windows!

  • Tested in OS X 10.4 and 10.5, but it should work pretty much anywhere

Using FastScripts, I have this script bound to Cmd-Opt-Shift-G so that in any application’s Open or Save dialog I can very easily press Cmd-Shift-G to first open the “Go to the folder” dialog then Cmd-Opt-Shift-G to open this AppleScript. That hotkey might sound crazy, but trust me, it works.

I used to use Default Folder X, now I use this!

 * Finder Copy Open Window Paths - v1.1 - 7/30/2007
 * Copyright (c) 2007 "Cowboy" Ben Alman
 * Dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses.

set allPaths to {}

tell application "Finder"
  set allwindows to (every Finder window)

  if allwindows is not {} then
    repeat with thisWindow in allwindows
        set thisWindowPath to the POSIX path of (target of thisWindow as alias)
        if thisWindowPath is not in allPaths then
          set allPaths to allPaths & thisWindowPath
        end if
      end try
    end repeat
    display dialog "No open Finder windows" with icon stop buttons {"Bloops!"} default button 1
  end if
end tell

set strPath to choose from list allPaths with prompt "Copy the path of a Finder window:" default items item 1 of allPaths without multiple selections allowed

if strPath is not false then
  set the clipboard to item 1 of strPath
end if

If you have any feedback or suggestions, please let me know below in the comments!

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