Trace A Downloaded File

There may be times when you download a file and later, would like to go back to the source. That happened to me recently when I filled out forms on-line and then needed to get back to the exact same spot when I found out I made a mistake. Fortunately, I had downloaded copies of the forms when I filled them out. There is an easy way to trace back to the source of documents you have downloaded.

Click on the document in question. Don’t open it up, just click on it once to highlight it. Then hit the Command key and the i key. That is going to open the Info dialog box.

In situations where you are getting information about a downloaded document you will be able to look under the row called More Info and you will see an option called “Where from”. That will include the exact URL for the document you have.

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You never know when you might need to know this.

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