Fix For Google Chrome “Show in Finder” on Macs

Somewhere along the way — I think it’s related to an Apple Mountain Lion update — hitting “Show in Finder” after you downloaded a file in using the Google Chrome browser stopped working. Opening files from this tab may have been affected too (I tend not to use that functionality that often).

This is a pain. So much easier to find downloaded files by clicking right within Chrome than opening a new Finder window and navigating to downloads, which is likely over-populated with files with unfamiliar names, and then you sorting by recent to determine which file you downloaded.

In any case, here’s a fix:

Open the Terminal App and type/cut & paste the following:

$ sudo killall -KILL appleeventsd

Hit return, enter your password, and you should be all set.



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