Favorites gone after upgrade to 8

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Ako Tulu

27 May, 2018 12:26 PM

After upgrade from 7.x to 8 all my favourites have been lost.

  1. 1 Posted by Bill on 27 May, 2018 05:05 PM

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    Me too - this is a real pain to have to rebuild. The favorites still show up in the Finder window, but not in Path Finder's sidebar.

  2. 2 Posted by professor_deb on 27 May, 2018 05:23 PM

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    I third that!
    But what I'm really here to find out is how to get color icons in the sidebar. In PF 7 you could save a custom sidebar and it would have colors.
    What is Apple's problem with color for heaven's sake?

  3. 3 Posted by John on 27 May, 2018 05:54 PM

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    I downgraded from PF8 back to PF7, so I can't be super specific... but you definitely can get color icons in the sidebar in PF8.

    If I remember correctly, you can find the sidebar view options within the sidebar. Look for a dropdown or settings menu in the sidebar. I could be wrong about that, but I'm sure that I found a color icons menu in PF8 for the sidebar.

  4. 4 Posted by Bill on 27 May, 2018 06:00 PM

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    Yes- clicking on the gear icon on the sidebar's bar, reveals a bunch of options, including use color icons

  5. 5 Posted by aparajita on 27 May, 2018 06:06 PM

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    Same here, lost my favorites.

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  8. 6 Posted by Scotty A on 30 May, 2018 08:57 PM

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    The Path Finder Favorites sidebar no longer mirrors the favorites I have in Mac Finder.

  9. 7 Posted by Rory on 31 May, 2018 08:24 AM

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    Yes, please fix so Path Finder 7 favourites are kept, I had many!

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  12. Support Staff 8 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 31 May, 2018 04:08 PM

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    Hi,

    We are really sorry about this not working anymore. The API for that functionality (syncing "Favorites" and in general all those "Recent…" lists) was deprecated and abandoned a long time ago. In each new version of PF it worked worse. We tried having that as long as possible, but we cross the point at which it became a liability and not feature. It became a real pain, both in customer support and code maintenance. We don't want to make any kind of excuses here, but in this case, it's really Apple to blame. As far as we know, no other 3rd party application offers that sort of synchronization, even if they did they gave up a long time ago. We kept it as long as possible, but the burden of supporting it became just too overwhelming for the benefits it provides.

    But please note that we are actively working on improving PathFinder. 
    And the current version doesn't have to be the final one. 

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
    Path Finder Support Team

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  15. 9 Posted by webregnet on 01 Jun, 2018 02:56 PM

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    I think PF8 is confusing lots of people because in PF7, there was 'Places' and Favorites'.
    'Places' in PF7 was the 'Favorites' of the Finder.

    Now, you have removed 'Places', so there is just 'Favorites' left.

    In PF7 I used 'Favorites' for all my server link to remote folder.
    For ex. the edit of one link inside was:

    [code]<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">


    URL afp://myserver1._afpovertcp._tcp.local/music
    [/code]

    Fortunately I backup the folder where were all these 'Favorites' links : User/Library/Favorites

    To keep that convenient links like it was before in PF7, I have create a shortcut to this folder in the upper area between the icon and the tab zone (where there is by default Home, Applications....)

    My problem now is to create others new links to server folders...
    Or I have to duplicate a link file and set by myself the path, not very convenient.

    So my question is, why removing this usefull fonction 'Add to Favorites', the heart icon ?

    Is it necessary to say that it's not possible to add a distant link to my folders server in the PF8 'Favorites'

  16. 10 Posted by webregnet on 01 Jun, 2018 03:11 PM

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  19. 11 Posted by Jay Chow on 07 Aug, 2018 08:47 PM

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    I did something similar to webregnet.

    1. I Command+Option drag files/folders from local and servers to create aliases in ~/Library/Favorites. See Screen Shot 2018-08-07 at 3.40.04 PM.png.

    2. I then drag the Favorites folder onto the Bookmark Bar. See Screen Shot 2018-08-07 at 3.52.04 PM.png.

    3. I then click the Favorites bookmark and from there be able to traverse to anywhere within the listed items. See Screen Shot 2018-08-07 at 3.42.06 PM.png.

  20. 12 Posted by Jay Chow on 07 Aug, 2018 08:52 PM

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  23. 13 Posted by ciarasweeps on 04 Dec, 2018 05:52 PM

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    So i upgraded today... tired of being bugged all the time (maybe put an 'never ask on that PAID upgrade prompt)... Was super ticked off to find all my favourites GONE... spent 15 min recreating them all.... rebooted my mac for another reason...

    a) tabs gone (wth???)
    b) favourites gone.. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? (and i'm not using 'apple's' favourites.. i created them IN pathfinder 8... why bother having an action to do this .. if you're going to wipe em out soon as it closes??

    This is not an upgrade...

  24. 14 Posted by psijmons on 04 Dec, 2018 07:14 PM

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    I agree with previous poster, one of the most useful features has been removed in v8; the places or favorites bar that allows placement of files that could be launched with just one click. Even with all the discounts, I regret paying for this upgrade

  25. 15 Posted by ciarasweeps on 04 Dec, 2018 07:23 PM

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    OMG you're right - i didnt even notice till now that all my document links are gone as well... geez....

  26. 16 Posted by ciarasweeps on 04 Dec, 2018 07:35 PM

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    Also missing.. the nice icons in colour for Movies, Pictures, Music etc.. Its just all washed out gray (and i'm not using dark mode).

  27. 17 Posted by psijmons on 04 Dec, 2018 08:12 PM

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    The colored (folder) icons can be reset when you click on the wheel of the sidebar and check the box for icon colors

  28. 18 Posted by ciarasweeps on 04 Dec, 2018 08:14 PM

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    thanks psijmons :)

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  31. 19 Posted by Mangas on 05 Dec, 2018 09:47 AM

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    Well one tip is to drag a new folder back to the favorites menu and then all the old ones reappear :)

  32. 20 Posted by psijmons on 05 Dec, 2018 10:06 AM

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    That is only for the folders, but the option to put a file there and use it as a quick launch option is no longer available. This is possible with the Mac Finder and is a very convenient way of ordering files that are opened often.

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  35. 21 Posted by ciarasweeps on 06 Dec, 2018 07:29 PM

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    where can i download pf 7? this link (http://support.cocoatech.com/kb/installation-and-compatibility/path...) . for 7 redirects me to the "welcome to 8" page. thanks

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