Intel Mac :: Make Spotlight Show The Directory Location Of A Found File?

May 22, 2012

How can I make spotlight show the directory location of a found file? 

Previous Mac search engines would show the directory location of a found file.  This feature seems to be missing from spotlight in Lion.  Am I using it correctly?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Working on a friends computer he bought his wife for christmas. He has nothing on it, but the original OS. I don't have my disk with me and need to reset his password. I have watched several videos, but the part that gets me caught up is the

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Mar 23, 2012

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Jun 19, 2012

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Oct 11, 2009

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Jun 10, 2012

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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Mar 28, 2009

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Oct 24, 2009

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Aug 22, 2014

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Apr 3, 2012

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Dec 12, 2014

I have seen Spotlight. it is working fine as long as I use Latin characters. Since I work with Tibetan, I was used to search for Tibetan words across and within files. When updating to Yosemite, both Spotlight and Preview stopped working properly with Tibetan. I have checked with various friends and all have the same issue: Yosemite indexing and search methods have changed from Maverick to Yosemite. 

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Aug 26, 2014

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Sep 7, 2009

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Mar 12, 2009

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