How to Open Mac’s Root Directory in Finder via Terminal

By default when you open your Terminal you’ll be inside the /Users/UserName directory. But what if you need access to the root directory of your Mac?

Well, you can always cd .. a couple of times, to move backwards from /Users/YourUserName to / (the root).

But that’s a waste of time, instead run this command:

open /

This will open a Finder window at the very root of your Mac computer, which gives you access to the Macintosh HD, Network and Remote Disc directories.

Mac root directory inside Finder window

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