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Default Folder X: What's new in this release

April 7, 2015

Default Folder X 4.7 enlarges the filename field in Save dialogs, fixes slow-downs, makes command-delete safer and more.

Screencast: Default Folder X Overview

Screencast: Default Folder X Overview


Default Folder X 4.7 includes numerous improvements, including two compatibility fixes that eliminate potential crashes.

This update is FREE if you own a license for version 4. If you have an older copy of Default Folder X, there is a $14.95 upgrade fee for this version. If you need to purchase an upgrade, you can do so by clicking here.

What's new in Default Folder X 4.7:

  • The filename edit field in Save dialogs is now resized to be as wide as possible, letting you see and edit long filenames without scrolling.
  • Default Folder X will intercept Command-Delete in file dialogs to invoke its "Move to Trash" command instead of the built-in OS X behavior. This results in Default Folder X showing a warning before items are moved to the Trash, rather than trashing files and folders without confirmation, as OS X does by default.
  • Fixed a problem that could cause long delays in Default Folder X when some disks or network volumes were unavailable.
  • On Mac OS 10.10.3 and higher, Default Folder X will no longer try to fix the ever-growing-save-dialog bug (because Apple has finally fixed it).
  • Corrected a bug that resulted in Finder comments being duplicated when they're saved.
  • Fixed "Go to folder in Terminal" so that it works correctly when a folder's name contains non-roman characters.
  • In its Rename dialog, Default Folder X will no longer try to find a filename's extension when the extension is hidden.
  • Default Folder X will recognize downloaded license files so that it can be registered when an internet connection is unavailable.
  • Fixed the incorrect identification of folders on iCloud Drive.

Download Links

Download Default Folder X 4.7
(a server will be selected for you automatically)

French version of Default Folder X 4.7
localized by Philippe Bonnaure and Ronald Leroux

German version of Default Folder X 4.7
localized by Eberhard Woentz

Danish version of Default Folder X 4.7
localized by Mogens Thyregod

Japanese version of Default Folder X 4.7
localized by Takanori Taniguchi

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Useful Helper Utilities


You can tag your files in Default Folder X and then modify or search for those tags later using Spotlight or any compatible tagging application. Any of the following applications work with Default Folder X to manage your OpenMeta or Mavericks tags:

The following applications will search for, but can not modify OpenMeta tags:

Get Info

Default Folder X can use the following utilities to provide enhanced capabilities for its "Get Info" command. Check these links for more information and downloads:

Replacing the Finder

Default Folder X supports CocoaTech's Path Finder as a replacement for the Mac OS X Finder.


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Reviews and Comments
As a long-term Mac user, i have installed demo software beyond count. Yours is one of the few that I've seen the worth in investing in.
- Daniel Kennish
It's one of those programs that I wonder how I lived without for so long. Before I was constantly clicking through directories every time I wanted to open, save or attach a file. Now I do almost everything in just a few clicks.
- Ethan Annis
System Requirements
Intel Mac running Mac OS 10.6.8 through 10.10.2

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