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Default Folder X: What's new in this release

September 22, 2015

Default Folder X 4.7.4 corrects several issues and adds information about El Capitan compatibility.

Screencast: Default Folder X Overview

Screencast: Default Folder X Overview


Default Folder X 4.7.4 runs on El Capitan if you disable System Integrity Protection, and also fixes several compatibility issues. 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 4.7.4:

  • The latest version of TypeIt4Me is now supported.
  • If you're running El Capitan and System Integrity Protection is turned on, Default Folder X will put up a warning that you have to either turn off SIP or upgrade to version 5 before it can enhance Open and Save dialogs. Version 5 is still under development but should be available soon. Anyone purchasing now will receive the version 5 upgrade for free.
  • Fixed alias file resolution so that Default Folder X gives up when it encounters a corrupted alias instead of repeatedly trying to resolve it.
  • Fixed a bug in the Rename feature that could remove the filename extension from a file if its extension was hidden.

Download Links

Download Default Folder X 4.7.4
(a server will be selected for you automatically)

French version of Default Folder X 4.7.4
localized by Philippe Bonnaure and Ronald Leroux

German version of Default Folder X 4.7.4
localized by Eberhard Woentz

Danish version of Default Folder X 4.7.4
localized by Mogens Thyregod

Japanese version of Default Folder X 4.7.4
localized by Takanori Taniguchi

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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For Mac OS 10.6 - 10.10 

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For 10.5 and 10.6+Rosetta 

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More Information
About Default Folder X
What's New
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User Manual
Default Folder X 5 Public Beta
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
Mac OS 10.6.8 through 10.10.5

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