Forklift 2 Show Hidden Files

By default, Mac OS X's Finder keeps system files - which generally start with a dot, like .bash_profile - out of your sight.

But that makes editing one of these files extremely difficult if you, say, want to customize your Terminal prompt. To do so without firing up vim (if you don't know, don't ask), set Finder to show all hidden files. OS X FAQ has the details on how to do it.

In the Terminal type:
defaults write AppleShowAllFiles TRUE

killall Finder


  • ForkLift is a dual-pane file manager and file transfer client for macOS, developed by BinaryNights. ForkLift 1.0 was released on June 1, 2007. ForkLift 2.0 was released on November 22, 2010. ForkLift 3.0 was released on February 21, 2017. File manager. Comparison of file manag.
  • Oct 16, 2017 - Fork. More Features. The most effective way of file management. Split panes horizonally or vertically, or use a single pane.

To set it back (that .DS_Store on the Desktop is hella irritating), execute those same commands, but just switch that TRUE to FALSE. Handy.

In addition, through leveraging multiple connections, the app is capable of offering improved transfer speeds. I experimented uploading a mixed folder of files/images etc, and it took 1 minute 34 seconds with Forklift, and 2 minutes 33 seconds with Transmit.

The Finder II - Show Hidden Files [OS X FAQ]



*** ForkLift 3 is currently not available in the Mac App Store. To avoid confusion we made ForkLift 2 free. If you purchased ForkLift 2 here and wish to upgrade to ForkLift 3 please visit our website for more information***
ForkLift is a robust and elegant Finder replacement and FTP + SFTP + WebDAV + Amazon s3 client, fully embracing the Apple methodology of bringing incredible power to a beautiful and easy-to-use, approachable interface, it also integrates multiple features you would normally buy in many separate applications. Batch Rename, App Deleter, Archive creation & management, powerful Folder Sync, and the ability to Split and Combine large files are all at your fingertips.
NOTE: App Store versions do not contain the Disklet feature and cannot perform privileged file operations.
• Dual-pane, tabbed file management
• Connect to a remote or shared volume using FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, iDisk, SMB, AFP, NIS
• Stacks: virtual containers for working with many disparate files across volumes
• Workspaces: save a snapshot of your current directories and connections
• Folder Sync: keep two folders in sync with granular control including powerful RegExp rules
• Synclets: save any sync setup as a stand-alone app for one-button instant updating from your dock or as a cronjob
• Remote Edit files with the editors of your choice, configurable based on file extensions
• Transfer Queue: manage copy operations with global conflict management and file reordering
• Favorites Manager: organize large numbers of connections with ease
• Multi-Rename files with sequencing, add/replace text, RegExp, and metadata support
• Archive creation and management using the Unarchiver framework
• Powerful RegExp-enabled Search, Filter and Select files on any volume
• App Deleter that automatically finds and deletes related app preferences and plists
• Split and combine large files
• Columns, List, Icon and Cover Flow views with full Quick Look support
• Full keyboard support with configurable shortcuts
• Blazing fast transfer engine
If you have any questions or thoughts, please email us at

What’s New

Askep ispa pada anak pdf. - Fixes an issue that caused ForkLift to hang on startup on El Capitan
- Numerous other fixes and improvements

85 Ratings

Functional, reliable, but clumsy design & showing age

This app has about all the features you’d really need in a file manager. The problem is that it feels dated and the the user interface is very clumsy compared to what I’m used to on other platforms like Altap Salamander (for Windows) and Krusader for (Linux/KDE).
I’ve been using this tool for quite a few months and have never really gotten a “feel” for it like others. For instance, instead of clicking a star to open one of the directory panels into a page, why not make it a drop down with font type set to 9pt. For this menu, make folders default to collapsed so I can stuff all my dozens of bookmarks into this nice small space.
That said, this tool does what it claims and works fine.

Free Forklift 2 Deserves Some Love

Seriously, free Forklift 2 and BinaryNights deserves some love. Thanks to BinaryNights for making Forklift 2 available for FREE.
When I want/need a high performance FTP application, I use Yummy FTP Pro. And I pay for that without hesitation or regret.
If Forklift 2 isn’t a self-actualized FTP client and file manager that represents the full possibilities of the genre in the most elegant way possible, I still find it useful.
Mostly, I use Forklift to sync folders and USB drives. For that kind of task, Forklift functions like a user-friendly version of rsync. Less frequently, I use Forklift to view hidden files and folders. I find that more convenient than changing Finder settings to do the same thing. Forklift is also a secondary FTP client for me, and I have used it that way without problems. Compared to something like Filezilla, it looks more like a super model than outdated
It is quite a versatile application that can be a little complicated to understand, but you don’t have to understand everything to find useful ways of putting it to work.

Best app, would like latest version in App Store

This is one of the best apps ever. Use this app daily and rarely use Finder, anymore. I purchased ForkLift 2.x several years ago (now it is free). Would love to purchase the latest ForkLift 3.x, but in the App Store (even if it were a couple bucks more). Not sure why the developer doesn’t give us an option to purchase it in the official Apple App Store, and only allows purchasing on their own website. Please add to the App Store. I would like to purchase asap :)


8.5 MB

OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

Age Rating
Rated 4+


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