Totalfinder does not autostart

question

#1

After upgrading to High Sierra total finder does not start on startup. Do not see it as an option in preferences. Am i not seeing it?


#2

Did you reninstall TotalFinder? It gets wiped out from the system during High Sierra update.


#3

Yes I did reinstall. It runs fine after starting it from apps folder but on restart totalfinder does not auto start I have to manually start it every time.


#4

same here, but with Sierra
TF is in list of apps opening after start but in fact, it won’t start, have to start it manually
I did restore from TM backup on new machine, incl. disabling of SIP and enabling it back after install/restore


#5

Could you please double-check that the TotalFinder.app is really present in Login Items?

https://totalfinder.binaryage.com/installation#mark-by-default-the-installer-puts-totalfinderapp-into-startup-items-to

What happens if you manually remove it and add /Applications/TotalFinder.app again? Does it fix the issue?


#6

Thanks darwin that absolutely worked. It was missing from startup items and just needed to be added.


#7

I did double check, it was in login items, just to be sure, I removed it from login items and put back, with same result, after restart it does not start automatically.


#8

Can you please open /Applications/Utilities/Console.app and observe TotalFinder messages after startup? Hint: you can filter the list by “Finder” keyword.

I think there might be some other app/utility restarting Finder.app after TotalFinder injects. In this scenario TotalFinder does not try to re-inject again.