Enable NXPowerLite Desktop Finder options in macOS

When you first install NXPowerLite Desktop on macOS you may notice that when you right-click a supported file, the NXPowerLite options do not appear in the Finder context menu. This could be due to a faulty installation, an issue with Finder, or installation on any macOS prior to Big Sur. 

To follow are 3 different ways to successfully enable NXPowerLite's Finder options:

1. Ensure NXPowerLite Finder extensions are enabled

Big Sur

To check whether NXPowerLite's Finder extensions are enabled, follow these steps:

  • Ensure NXPowerLite has been properly installed
  • Open System Preferences and click on Extensions
  • On the left-hand side ensure you are on the tab Added Extensions
  • On the right under NXPowerLite Desktop enable the Finder Extensions checkbox

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Catalina, Mojave, and High Sierra

To check whether NXPowerLite's Finder extensions are enabled, follow these steps:

  • Ensure NXPowerLite has been properly installed
  • Open System Preferences and click on Extensions
  • On the left-hand side ensure you are on either tab All or Finder Extensions
  • On the right under NXPowerLite Desktop enable the Finder Extensions checkbox

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2. Relaunch Finder

Sometimes it may be necessary to relaunch Finder to ensure the NXPowerLite Finder options start to appear. Follow these steps to relaunch Finder:

  1. Hold the Alt / Option key and right-click the Finder icon in the taskbar
  2. Select the Relaunch option at the bottom of the context menu

3. Re-install NXPowerLite Desktop

If the first two methods don't have any effect then it is likely that you have a corrupt installation. Please re-install NXPowerLite Desktop(mac) by following the instructions in this support article

If you have been successful you will see the options shown in the image below when you right-click a file supported by NXPowerLite.

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