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I installed Folx download manager on my MacBook Pro. I didn't like it, so I removed it from the Applications folder. I also searched for its dependent files in /Library/Preferences, but I found nothing related to Folx.

Now, when I try to download files, it tries to download using Folx—but Folx doesn't work. How can I fix this problem?

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Probably it is still integrated with your browser. What browser are you using? – pbm Nov 30 '10 at 18:14
Try following the official uninstallation instructions. – Gilles Nov 30 '10 at 19:05
@anyone can this be done using the command line on mac? – xenoterracide Jan 31 '11 at 11:09
Try taking a look at the answers to Don't want Folx become my default downloader (on Super User) and see if one of them helps. – Dori Feb 1 '11 at 3:24

Go Download the Folx.dmg from their website, and open it. In the dmg image there will be a package file called uninstaller. Run that.

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I use 10.8.5 and here how it is to remove folx completely

  1. launch folx
  2. In menubar - click help>uninstall
  3. you will get below! window
  4. select all options
  5. Uninstall

folx download manager complete uninstall

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If you use Firefox you should also unistall Folx plugin (Tools->Add-ons->Plugins->Folx Downloader Netscape plug-in -> disable)

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To remove Folx you are to use its uninstaller.

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the uninstaller did not work for me at all. I had to remove many pieces from the file system. I think the key was to remove the app from ~user/Library/ScriptingAdditions!

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Download official uninstaller below: (Thanks Gilles for the comment)

Folx - Uninstall Folx

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