XtraFinder error message “XtraFinder Beta has expired!” fix with applescript

I was recently asked to help with the annoying XtraFinder’s message “XtraFinder Beta has expired!” and make it disappear without user input. As what was suggested in the official support page did not work I went to see what is available online, Google is your friend, right!? 🙂

Well unfortunately I found only one good and interesting blog post on the subject involving Hopper Disassembler, but that did not worked for me, whatever I tried I did not manage to produce an executable file which will actually work. The tutorial is for XtraFinder version 0.25 where mine was 0.25.8 and though the assembler instructions and the function looked the same I think that matters.

As I am not an assembler guru I went back to the good old applescript to make a few clicks on behalf of a human 🙂 Please check the script below and change it if you need to. The script app has to be in your log in items and will/should work fine even after you upgrade to the latest version of XtraFinder, currently 0.25.9 /which by the way fixes the nag messages, until the time for the next update probably, which if not on time will probably start the receiving of the expire message again.. or may be not… :-)/.

So here we go:

 

delay 3

tell application “XtraFinder” to activate

delay 1

tell application “System Events”

 if exists (window 1 of process “XtraFinder”) then

  tell process “XtraFinder”

   set XfinderMess to the value of static text 1 of window 1 of application process “XtraFinder” of application “System Events”

   if XfinderMess = “System Integrity Protection is enabled.” then

    click button “OK” of window 1 of application process “XtraFinder” of application “System Events”

    delay 10

    tell application “System Events”

     if exists (window 1 of process “Finder”) then

      tell process “Finder”

       set finderMess1 to the value of static text 1 of window 1 of application process “Finder” of application “System Events”

       if finderMess1 = “XtraFinder Beta has expired!” then

        click button “OK” of window 1 of application process “Finder” of application “System Events”

        delay 6

        tell application “System Events”

         if exists (window 1 of process “Finder”) then

          tell process “Finder”

           set finderMess2 to the value of static text 1 of window 1 of application process “Finder” of application “System Events”

           if finderMess2 = “You’re up-to-date!” then

            click button “OK” of window 1 of application process “Finder” of application “System Events”

           end if

          end tell

         else 

          quit

         end if 

        end tell

       end if

      end tell

     else

      quit

     end if

    end tell

   end if

  end tell

 else

  quit

 end if

end tell

 

Enjoy 🙂

 


6 responses to “XtraFinder error message “XtraFinder Beta has expired!” fix with applescript

  • Michael

    Good day. I live in Hennef in Germany. Thanks for this script, which should automate this annoying message “XtraFinder Beta has expired!”. Unfortunately, it does not work for me, but since I’m not fit with Apple Scripts, I can not find the mistake. Would you like to write the script without the addition “System Integrity Protection is enabled”? Because I work with Yosemite. They would give me, but certainly others, a great pleasure. Sincerely, Michael

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  • Michael

    Cool…thank you very much for your fast reply.

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  • Michael

    Hi Like. One small thing I should still note. Your script stops automatically at 2 places and you have to repeat it 2 more times. Namely in the place “if finderMess1 =” XtraFinder Beta has expired! “Then” and in the place “if finderMess2 =” You’re up-to-date! “Then”. And since the window with the settings appears in the end, it would be advantageous, if this window would also close automatically. Best regards Michael

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  • vessinity

    Hi Michael, this is the script without the System Integrity Protection, which worked fine and without any interruption on Yosemite and High Sierra here. XtraFinder indeed popped up with its preference window, but I had no time to figure out how to “click” on the red button of the window, as this seems to be the only way to close it leaving XtraFinder process alive…

    delay 3
    tell application “System Events”
    if exists (window 1 of process “Finder”) then
    tell process “Finder”
    set finderMess1 to the value of static text 1 of window 1 of application process “Finder” of application “System Events”
    if finderMess1 = “XtraFinder Beta has expired!” then
    click button “OK” of window 1 of application process “Finder” of application “System Events”
    delay 6
    tell application “System Events”
    if exists (window 1 of process “Finder”) then
    tell process “Finder”
    set finderMess2 to the value of static text 1 of window 1 of application process “Finder” of application “System Events”
    if finderMess2 = “You’re up-to-date!” then
    click button “OK” of window 1 of application process “Finder” of application “System Events”
    end if
    end tell
    else
    quit
    end if
    end tell
    end if
    end tell
    else
    quit
    end if
    end tell

    Hope this helps,
    Vess

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  • Michael

    Hi – I’m really surprised now. That was fast now. Since I can not really write Apple scripts, I’m also really curious if your new script works. Here, at this point, I would like to express my thanks for your help and commitment. Best regards, Michael

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