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[Solved] macOS - Make Forklift the default file manager (eg. replace Finder)

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Recently I dropped PathFinder as my favorite file manager for several reason (I do not like how their support works, not the best performance when managing network files, crappy licensing model, etc). Anyhoo ... I used Forklift for a while and decided to use that again. One thing I did miss was how to set Forklift to the default file manager.

Finally found it:

defaults write -g NSFileViewer -string com.binarynights.ForkLift                                              

This works for several versions of Forklift, I've used it with v4. If it doesn't, then look in the plist file in teh app bundle


Look for these 2 lines:


This will set Forklift to the default file manager ...