Default Folder X: What's new in this release
October 12, 2021

Default Folder X 5.6 supports Monterey and adds
numerous compatibility fixes and refinements


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 5.6

  • Added support for macOS 12 Monterey.
  • Commands at the bottom of the Favorites menu have been renamed to be shorter and less repetitive.
  • Default Folder now supports MoneyDance, the Flying Logic app, and the Mac App Store version of PDF Studio Pro.
  • Worked around an issue in Affinity Designer and other Affinity apps so that "Default to the current document's folder in Save dialogs" works correctly.
  • Recent folders and files on Google Drive will appear in Default Folder X's menus even if your Google Drive disk or folder is hidden.
  • When your Documents and Desktop folders are synced by Dropbox, items within them will be added to the Recent Files and Recent Folders menus even if the sync folder in Dropbox is hidden (as it is by default).
  • Due to a bug in previous versions of Photoshop, its Export As dialog does not work correctly with Default Folder X. Default Folder X now automatically disables itself in this dialog unless you are running Photoshop 22.5.0 or higher.
  • When entering your license serial number, if validation fails you'll be prompted for your license information again rather than being left back at square one.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Default Folder X to become temporarily unresponsive after a file dialog was resized.
  • VoiceOver now correctly reads the folder name shown in the popup path menu in Open and Save dialogs.
  • Corrected issues in the French and French-Canadian localizations of Default Folder X.
  • Fixed the appearance of the folder set editing window on Big Sur and Monterey.
  • Corrected graphical glitches in the path menu in Open and Save dialogs.

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Runs natively on Intel & Apple Silicon

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