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Default Folder X: What's new in this release

April 29, 2015

Default Folder X 4.7.1 fixes a bug in Mac OS 10.10.3, addresses a potential crash, and provides a number of other improvements.

Screencast: Default Folder X Overview

Screencast: Default Folder X Overview


Default Folder X 4.7.1 includes numerous improvements, including a compatibility fixe that eliminate a potential crash. 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 4.7.1:

  • Fixed a bug in Mac OS 10.10.3 that causes Carbon applications (including Microsoft Word and Excel) to always default to your Documents folder.
  • Corrected a crash that could occur when Default Folder X encountered an alias file that incorrectly referred to itself.
  • Enabled resizing of the filename edit box in Save dialogs on Mavericks as well as Yosemite.
  • Folders within DEVONthink databases will no longer appear in your Recent Folders menu.
  • Fixed a problem that could result in the filename field in Save dialogs not updating correctly.
  • Improved Finder window monitoring so that Default Folder X doesn't lose track of the Finder's windows when the Finder is hidden automatically by other utility software. If the problem persists on your machine, Option-click on the Settings button in Default Folder X and turn on the ShowHiddenFinderWindows checkbox.
  • Added Command-Delete handling to Save dialogs as well as Open dialogs.

Download Links

Download Default Folder X 4.7.1
(a server will be selected for you automatically)

Japanese version of Default Folder X 4.7.1
localized by Takanori Taniguchi

French version of Default Folder X 4.7.1
localized by Philippe Bonnaure and Ronald Leroux

German version of Default Folder X 4.7.1
localized by Eberhard Woentz

Danish version of Default Folder X 4.7.1
localized by Mogens Thyregod

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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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Download Version 4.7.1 
For Mac OS 10.6 - 10.10 

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For 10.5 and 10.6+Rosetta 

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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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