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Default Folder X: What's new in this release

June 18, 2015

Default Folder X 4.7.2 fixes a bug in Mac OS 10.10.3, addresses a potential hang, and provides a number of other improvements.

Screencast: Default Folder X Overview

Screencast: Default Folder X Overview


Default Folder X 4.7.2 delivers numerous improvements, including a compatibility fix that eliminatse a potential freeze. We recommend that all Default Folder X users update to this version.

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 4.7.2:

  • Corrected a problem that could cause Default Folder X to hang while building its menus if it encounters a corrupted alias file in a favorite or recent folder.
  • Fixed Yosemite file dialogs that get larger and larger when they are invoked by clicking a button in a modal dialog. This affects Photoshop and Illustrator when running in Yosemite 10.10.3.
  • Fixed a graphical glitch in the drawing of Default Folder X's bezel when certain file dialogs were presented as sheets.
  • Eliminated a problem that could cause the Save button to stop functioning after renaming a file in a Save As dialog.
  • Default Folder X's Get Info function now works correctly in French, German, Japanese and Danish.
  • Corrected a bug that resulted in the Purchase item being included in Default Folder X's menus even if you'd already purchased a license and entered your registration code.
  • If you change favorite or default folders in System Preferences, those changes now take effect immediately rather than when you close the Default Folder X preference pane.
  • If you open an item within a document package, Default Folder X will not add that item's enclosing folder to its Recent Folders menu. If you want Default Folder X to add those folders, Option-click on the Settings button and turn on the "AddRecentFoldersWithinPackages" checkbox.
  • Default Folder X will not try to enhance Flash Player when running on Lion because sandboxing restrictions prevent it from doing so.

Download Links

Download Default Folder X 4.7.2
(a server will be selected for you automatically)

Japanese version of Default Folder X 4.7.2
localized by Takanori Taniguchi

French version of Default Folder X 4.7.2
localized by Philippe Bonnaure and Ronald Leroux

German version of Default Folder X 4.7.2
localized by Eberhard Woentz

Danish version of Default Folder X 4.7.2
localized by Mogens Thyregod

If you have trouble downloading, please let us know at

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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