Classic Mac Finder

Everything you loved about navigating files on your Macintosh Performa, Quadra, LC or Power Macintosh.

This project aims to be a functional re-creation of the classic Mac OS Finder. Now you can experience a pixel-for-pixel clone of the original Macintosh Finder on your modern Mac. This application is written in Objective-C and Cocoa.

image of classic finder showing a few open windows


This application is distributed as an unsigned .app binary. All releases can be found under the Downloads tab to the left. A download of the most recent version is linked on

Install as you would any other cocoa app.

System Requirements

  • macOS 10.11+
  • ~250 kb of free disk space

Release History

  • 1.1.2
    • Finder windows now use Chicago and Geneva font families as appropraite.
  • 1.1.1
    • Added the 1px white spacer between the detail bar and the scroll view.
    • Now distributing both code-signed and unsigned binaries.
    • Minimum system requirement is now macOS 10.11.
  • 1.1
    • Spatial window behavior! Finder windows now remember where you last placed them! :)
    • Relicensed the entire project under Apache v2.
  • 1.0.2
    • The icons of opened folders now render with the correct background texture.
    • If there are no open windows, clicking on the app icon in the Dock will open a new window at root.
    • Finder windows representing the root volume now show the volume name instead of "/".
  • 1.0.1
    • Fix scrollbar up and left button positioning.
  • 1.0.0
    • Initial Release


Ben Szymanski - @captainflotsam

Distributed under the Apache v2 license. See LICENSE for more information.