I was not able to use Illuminated Cloud on Mac since it required to enter Salesforce DX executable path which I don't know.

When I installed SFDX, it never asked me for a folder to install, so I didn't understand where it was installed.

How do I find where SFDX executable is installed to paste it here?

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  • @patlalus, are you able to solve this issue? I am getting error as Failed to obtain the org list from the Salesforce CLI: • status = 1 • message = ENOENT: no such file or directory, scandir '/Users/netadmin/.sfdx'. I am not sure if its setup issue or permission issue
    – KSL
    Commented Sep 26, 2022 at 16:09
  • well, I stopped using Illuminated Cloud and using VS Code instead. As far as I remember, which sfdx command helped me to find the path. I don't remember if that helped to resolve illuminated cloud settings
    – Patlatus
    Commented Sep 28, 2022 at 12:32
  • Ok @patlatus. which sfdx command helped me to get the path but it didn't help with the setup issue. I also start to use the vscode.
    – KSL
    Commented Sep 29, 2022 at 8:18

3 Answers 3


If you can run it from a terminal, you can use:

which sfdx

For me, this returns:

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    That's not the install directory, that's the location of the executable. Could you please remove this answer?
    – Andy Ray
    Commented Aug 9, 2021 at 20:22
  • Despite the question title, the final question in the body is "How do I find where SFDX executable is installed to paste it here?" My answer is the answer to that question, and the asker accepted it as solving their problem.
    – Aidan
    Commented Aug 11, 2021 at 10:53

From cmd.exe

where sfdx

From PowerShell

get-command sfdx

Any UNIX shell

which sfdx


The folder is /usr/local/lib/sfdx/bin/sfdx.

To find this, one has to type command find / -iname sfdx in the Terminal.

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