Default Folder X support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra + relative Favorites

I’ve just posted a beta version of Default Folder X 5.1.6 that supports the developer release of High Sierra, which Apple made available on Monday. A few under-the-hood changes to file dialogs had an impact on Default Folder X, and we’re still testing to make sure that there aren’t any hidden gremlins. If you run into any issues with the beta, please make sure to tweet, email, or comment here to ensure your bug gets fixed!

Also in the 5.1.6 beta is a handy little enhancement for people that use a consistent folder hierarchy to store files for their clients or projects. You can now use a relative path as a Favorite in Default Folder X. So if you’ve got lots of folders that look like this:

You can set a Favorite for “../images”, for example. Then, if you’re in a Save dialog pointing to any “html” folder, that Favorite will take you to the adjacent “images” folder. Pretty cool for all you super-organized folks 🙂

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2 Responses to “Default Folder X support for macOS 10.13 High Sierra + relative Favorites”

  1. Michael says:

    Absolutely love the new relative path feature!
    Probably worth noting that if a folder in the path contains a space, you need to encode it as you would a URL (ie. %20).
    Escaping the space with a backslash as you would from a UNIX shell is not accepted.
    Wasn’t immediately obvious to me anyway :-).

    • Jon says:

      Yeah – sorry about the lack of documentation on that – I’ll tweak the code so it’ll accept spaces and then encode them for you behind the scenes.

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