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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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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    The Help > Uninstall menu item does not exist in Folx 5.2.1. – Merchako Dec 20 '17 at 13:17

For prior version than Folx 4

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.

It is only for prior versions than Folx 4, as said by Eltima Software. For Folx 4 or newer, it is mentionned on their website that it is enough to remove Folx.app to permanently remove it.


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


To remove Folx you are to use its uninstaller.


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!


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

Folx - Uninstall Folx


Open the Applications folder in Finder, select the app and drag it to Trash (located at the end of Dock). Then choose Finder → Empty Trash. When you empty the trash, the app is permanently removed from your Mac.

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    The OP did this but still runs into problems. – nohillside Mar 29 at 8:39
  • It's written here wiki.eltima.com/user-guides/uninstall-mac.html man! – Ehsan Barkhordar Mar 30 at 12:40
  • I'm aware of that, so is the OP who "removed it from the Applications folder". Still "when I try to download files, it tries to download using Folx—but Folx doesn't work" so it seems as if removing just the application isn't enough to uninstall it. – nohillside Mar 30 at 14:24

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