Install TotalFinder

Installation is easy

TotalFinder has a convenient installer which guides you through the installation steps:

  • Click through the installation process
  • Finder will be relaunched with TotalFinder

TotalFinder updates

TotalFinder uses the Sparkle updating system. By default it notifies you whenever there is a new version available. You may also check for new versions manually. Please keep TotalFinder updated. You may also participate in testing new releases.

TotalFinder in login startup items

By default, the installer puts into startup items to be launched during login. This ensures TotalFinder is loaded into Finder when you start the system. You may remove from your login startup items to prevent TotalFinder from launching at startup.


For removal please read the uninstallation page.

Installation locations

  • /Application/ - application launcher and plugin bundle
  • /Library/ScriptingAdditions/TotalFinder.osax - scripting extension responsible for injecting TotalFinder plugin into Finder

Configuration settings


Note: You may safely remove the TotalFinder plist file or remove any values inside. TotalFinder will re-create it with default values when restarted.