Upgrade permissions error from 8.0.2 to 8.0.4

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Alan Warwick

13 Jul, 2018 09:00 PM

Path Finder does not have permission to write to the application's directory! Are you running off a disk image? If not, ask your system administrator for help

I see this same error on two different machines, a MBP and a mini. I've also seen this before on earlier upgrades. I had to uninstall and reinstall.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 14 Jul, 2018 01:46 PM

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    Hi Alan, 

    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 Finder.app"

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

    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 com.apple.quarantine 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,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team 

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 14 Jul, 2018 01:46 PM.

  3. Alan Warwick re-opened this discussion on 14 Jul, 2018 04:43 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Alan Warwick on 14 Jul, 2018 04:43 PM

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    Works, thank you

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 14 Jul, 2018 05:02 PM

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    Hi Alan,

    We are glad to assist! Please make sure to write us back should any further questions arise.

    Best Regards,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team

  6. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 14 Jul, 2018 05:02 PM.

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