If you’re a Mac user who prefers using Terminal for system tasks, you can open Finder directly from the command line using a simple command. Here’s how to do it:
To open the Finder app using the Mac Terminal, follow the steps below:
Open Terminal using Spotlight.
- To open the current directory in the Finder app, type the following command into the terminal and press enter:
- To open a specific directory, you have to type the full path of the directory next to the “open” command. For example, if you want to open a folder called “MyFolder” in Documents, you have to type the following command:
- To open one of the default folders of MacOS, such as Downloads or Pictures, you can simply enter the command like this:
open Documents open Pictures
Do note that when you enter this command, the Finder app may not open in the foreground. If the app doesn’t pop up on your screen, take a look at your Dock and you’ll find it there.