Sampling tools needs to take control of another process for debugging to continue

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19 Jun, 2018 01:46 AM

Almost every time I do any operation I get this message: "Sampling tools needs to take control of another process for debugging to continue" and password input. If I click cancel several times, it goes away. It occurs randomly mostly on file operations, like copy/paste, move, save, etc.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 20 Jun, 2018 02:15 PM

    Path Finder Support Team's Avatar

    Hi Danas, 

    Please follow the instruction and check if the issue still persists: 

    1. Open your terminal and paste the following command to check if Path Finder has been slapped with the quarantined extended attribute:
      xattr /Applications/"Path"

    2. If you see returned as output from that last command, then go ahead and run this next command:
      xattr -d /Applications/"Path"

    You won't get any feedback or output from that command, but that's okay because you can just run the first command again to see for yourself if the attribute shows up again. It shouldn't, and now Path Finder is freed from Apple quarantine jail. Restart your PathFinder now. 

    Don't hesitate to contact us should any questions arise. 

    Best Regards,
    Path Finder Support Team 

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 20 Jun, 2018 02:15 PM.

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