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Parent Folder allows you to have a "one folder up" button in the Finder just like the one in Windows Explorer. Parent Folder is a wrapper around an AppleScript with an icon you can drag into your Finder window's toolbar.


Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Neo Utopia Member IconComment+0
Neo Utopia

Good but should be included in the drop down save mini window in Safari or Firefox. By the way, I never new about ctr_up arrow to go up one folder before, thanks for that tip Zangief!

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Version 1.0
gcoghill Member IconComment+218

For some reason it appears about half the size of the standard OS X Finder buttons.

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Version 1.0
Dalahast Member IconComment+139

Uh... Ever heard of Cmd+Up?

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Version 1.0
JimW Member IconComment+455

But why? Apple has already included an expanded version of this tool as an option available in every finder window. If you choose "Customize Toolbar" in the Finder (CTRL-Click on the Toolbar) and add the Button with 4 offset lines, It will show the entire path when clicked and you can choose whatever folder you want in the list to open, including the parent folder.

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Version 1.0
Wooden Brain Concepts

I was kind of thinking the same thing. And in the screen shot you see that path button right next to this "parent folder" button. Sort of missing the point of having too separate buttons also.


command - up arrow?


Roro01 Member IconComment+0

Where should I put this application? Is it a plug-in?

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Version 1.0
Tice Member IconComment+119

I guess it's not your unique idea, is it?



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Version 1.0

So what? It's not like the developer is charging for it.

jrrjrr Member IconReview+1

This is a gem!!!

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Version 1.0
Nede Member IconReview+0

Brilliant! Simple and works a treat.

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 3,876
Version Downloads 3,876
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 17 Apr 2007
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free