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Default Folder X: What's new in this release

January 8, 2018

Default Folder X 5.2.1 offers color toolbar icons, better handling of iCloud Drive, and numerous fixes.


If you already bought Version 5, this update is free.

If you are upgrading from version 4, this may be a paid upgrade for you.

If you have a Default Folder X license purchased before June 1, 2015, there is a $14.95 upgrade fee for this version. If you purchased on or after June 1, 2015, your upgrade is free and your existing serial number will work in version 5.1.

What's new in version 5.2.1

  • Fixed a bug that could prevent Default Folder X from correctly setting Spotlight Tags and Finder Comments when saving files.

What changed in version 5.2

Feature enhancements:

  • There is now a preference to choose between color and monochrome icons for Default Folder X's toolbar.
  • The Compress command can now archive multiple items within any subfolder in a file dialog's file list.
  • Application-specific folders on iCloud Drive are now badged with the application's icon.
  • The prompts guiding you through authorizing Default Folder X in System Preferences have been greatly improved.
  • Default Folder X will automatically fix and relaunch itself if Gatekeeper Path Randomization makes it run from a temporary folder. This eliminates repeated "Do you want to relaunch the Finder" prompts that would occur under certain conditions.
  • Your license information is now kept in a separate file. This avoids bugs in the macOS preference system that could make Default Folder X forget that you're a licensed user. It may still forget when you install the 5.2 update, but that will no longer occur with subsequent updates.

Bug fixes:

  • Display and navigation of folders on iCloud Drive (including the Desktop and Documents folders) is now correct.
  • Items in iCloud Drive are correctly tracked by the recent files and recent folders menus when running on High Sierra.
  • The sizes of packaged files and applications are shown correctly in the Preview and Info panels of Open dialogs.
  • Fixed a bug which could result in Default Folder X failing to recognized the iCloud Drive folder in certain situations.
  • The toolbar no longer comes up underneath the Dock when the Dock is positioned on the side of the screen.
  • The color icons for the toolbar and the iCloud icon are more attractive.
  • The license entry window can no longer get lost under other windows.
  • Fixed minor bugs, memory leaks and infrequent crashes.

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System Requirements
macOS 10.10 through 10.13


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