Default Folder

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What is Default Folder?

Default Folder is a Mac OS 9.2.2 and Mac OS X Classic savvy control panel that enhances Open and Save dialog boxes to make it easier for you to manage files on your Macintosh.  It provides many of the essential features of commercial utilities like SuperBoomerang, Action Files, and Directory Assistance, but without the infrequently used extras that take their toll in compatibility, memory, and CPU usage.

Default Folder's time-saving Open and Save dialog enhancements allow you to:

•  Set up a default folder for any or all applications.  

•  Switch among recently used folders from a pop-up menu.  

•  Easily navigate to your favorite folders.  

•  Share common sets of recent and favorite folders between all Open and Save dialogs, including Navigation Services dialogs.

•  Click on a Finder window to list its contents in an Open or Save dialog.

•  See available disk space and switch between disks from a pop-up menu.  

•  Open the folder shown in an Open or Save dialog in the Finder.

•  Create folders, get information (including changing name, type, and creator), and move items to the Trash from within file dialogs.

•  "Rebound" back to the last file you used.

•  Click on greyed-out filenames to enter a name in Save dialogs.

•  Make "Replace" the default option instead of "Cancel" when saving a file with the same name as an existing file.

•  Speed up the display of Open and Save dialogs by turning off custom color icons in the file list.


Default Folder will operate on any Macintosh running System 7 or higher, including Mac OS 9.2.2 and the Classic environment in Mac OS X.


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System Requirements

From Mac OS 7.0 up to Mac OS 9.2

Compatibility notes

Architecture: PPC

Mac OS 7.x - Mac OS 9.2.2

If you install ACTION Files after installing Default Folder, it may incorrectly tell you that Default Folder is not compatible and ask you to disable it.  Default Folder and ACTION Files can be used together, if you wish.  With ACTION Files installed, you must hold down the command key to access Default Folder's pop-up menus.  This problem can also be fixed by reordering your extensions so that Default Folder loads before ACTION Files at startup (this can be done with a startup manager such as Conflict Catcher, or by renaming the ACTION Files Extension so it comes alphabetically after Default Folder and moving it to the Control Panels folder).  Note that Default Folder and ACTION Files must both load after the Appearance Extension.


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