Runar Ovesen Hjerpbakk

Programmer. Software Architect. Technical Manager.

Open folder in Visual Studio Code from the Finder

As a Christmas gift for you my dear readers, I’ve fixed the bug you all wanted to be fixed. Now the Open in Visual Studio Code macOS service no longer opens a previously opened folder together with the folder you wanted.

Thus, this service now works as advertised! Happy coding 😉

Right click on folder to open in Visual Studio Code

  1. Install the Shell Command: Install ‘code’ command in PATH in VS Code.
  2. Download the Automator service from this repository. This is a macOS service which opens a given folder from the Finder in VS Code.
  3. Open the service and choose Install.

Install the service from the Finder

That’s it! Now all you have to do is right clicking on a folder and choose the Open in Visual Studio Code service and your folder will open as a project in VS Code.