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Frequently Asked Questions

I bought ForkLift 2 from the Mac App Store. How can I get an upgrade discount?

If you purchased ForkLift 2 from the Mac App Store, send an email to support@binarynights.com with the subject MASUPGRADE, and we will get back to you with the instructions.

How to set a default column width in List View?

Set a column width you prefer, then choose 'Save View Settings as Defaults' from View menu. In the other pane, choose 'Restore Default View Settings' to apply.

How to cut and paste files in ForkLift?

Press Command-C to copy then Command-Option-V to move, or choose File > Copy then File > Move Items Here while holding the Option key.

I can't copy my Photos Library on macOS Mojave because it's locked. What should I do?

Grant full disk access to ForkLift at System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy.

I'm getting read-only update error, and the Dock icon is also gone after reboot. How can I fix this?

If an app has been started not from the Applications library for the first time, macOS puts the app in quarantine. To fix it, please try the following:

  • Make sure there are no other instances of ForkLift 3 on your Mac
  • ForkLift 3 is in the Applications folder as ForkLift.app
  • Quit ForkLift, then paste the following command in Terminal and hit Enter:
  • sudo xattr -d -r -s com.apple.quarantine /Applications/ForkLift.app
  • Type your user account password and hit Enter again
  • Re-add ForkLift 3 to your Dock
How to store passphrase of a private key in Keychain to connect to SFTP on macOS Sierra or later?

Use the following terminal command to add the passphrase to the ssh-agent: ssh-add -K /path/to/private_key To make this persistent, you have to add the following line to your ssh config: UseKeychain yes For more info, click here.

For ideas, suggestions, bug reports, or general questions about ForkLift, please contact us at support@binarynights.com, tweet @BinaryNights, or use the Feedback button on ForkLift's toolbar.