Updated 2012-02-25.

Refresh Finder is a handy AppleScript wrapped in an app. The app's icon is designed to match those in your finder's toolbar. Simply drag it to your toolbar, hold it for a few seconds, and drop it in place.

refresh icon

Download: Refresh Finder 1.4.0.dmg

Update 111125: New version: 1.4.0. Updated for Lion. Thank you Matt Sephton for letting me steal your icon, and Nick Barron for pointing out the need for a Lion version.

Update 090911: New version: 1.3.0. Updated for Snow Leopard. This seems to be the latest version that works on PPC (Thank you Lucas Pestana for pointing that out)

Update 071113: New version: 1.2.3. Now Leopard friendly (if anyone should feel they still need it on Leopard). Thank you Brian Latimer for some great input.

Update 070903: New version: 1.2.2. Fixed a bug where the script fails if one of the Finder windows is an info window. Thanks goes to Lionel Mallet for a neat solution.

Update 070824: New version: 1.2.1. Now it does what it does even better, or, in some cases, actually does what it's supposed to do... Thank you Luke Arthur and J Long for the input.

Upon request we have compiled a new version (1.2). Refresh Finder now refreshes all finder windows not only the front/active window.

Macworld awarded Refresh Finder 4 out of 5 mice.

This little gem is also rated 5 out of 5 stars at Macupdate.


One more thing:

Restart your finder

Download: Restart Finder 1.1.dmg

Introducing Restart Finder. Based on the same simple concept as Refresh Finder this little button does exactly what it says. Enjoy!

Thanks for downloading. We hope you find these little gems useful. Samuel feels honored and humbled by all the great response. Send him an email if you have suggestions or comments. samuel@soderhavet.com

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