PF 8.1 -- still crashing and losing sidebar settings

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simpliciter

06 Aug, 2018 04:32 PM

i just installed PF8.1 -- but unfortunately it hung within about 10 minutes of installing, and has done so again already, about an hour later. (PF 8.0 hung many times per day, requiring a forced quit and restart. I was hoping PF 8.1 would resolve that issue.)

Also, when PF8.1 hung it lost my sidebar settings, as usual (fortunately I have them saved, and that hasn't been lost in PF8.1).

I really want to use a useable version of PF8!

(Mid 2015 15" MacBook Pro, 16GB; MacOS 10.13.6)

  1. 1 Posted by yoel.privado on 06 Aug, 2018 05:33 PM

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    Same here!

    Although PF 8.1 seems to be a bit more stable, sidebar settings do not stick (e.g. hide Favorites, hide Recent Docs, keep Favorites in it's place, etc.), which generates quite a lot of frustration...

    Running on a single user, osX 10.13.6 in Spanish.

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  4. 2 Posted by webregnet on 07 Aug, 2018 05:21 PM

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    This is so unbelievable after so many update and still not fixed !!!!

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 07 Aug, 2018 07:00 PM

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    Hi, 

    May I ask you to confirm if you've tried cleaning up preferences files: 

    1. Delete Path Finder and its traces according to the article: 
      http://support.cocoatech.com/kb/installation-and-compatibility/how-...
    2. Download the latest version of the app from our site
    3. Copy zipped app to the Applications folder
    4. Unzip it into the Apps folder and launch

    Also, please make sure that your PathFinder is in the Applications folder and isn't quarantined (do you perhaps need instructions to check this?). 

    Looking forward to your reply. 

    Best Regards, 
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team 

  6. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 07 Aug, 2018 07:00 PM.

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  8. 4 Posted by simpliciter on 09 Aug, 2018 09:00 PM

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    I have done everything you said ... deleted path finder and its traces according to the article you linked, downloaded a fresh version, removed it from being quarantined, and spent a long time recreating all of my preferences.

    and now (after a couple of hours) it has hung again, in the same way.

    alas

  9. 5 Posted by webregnet on 09 Aug, 2018 09:31 PM

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    Jordan... Come on, always the same leitmotiv again and again.

    The main thing which is incredible, is that you don't know what's going wrong, and it's terrific for users ! The idea that dev don't know where they are driving, like a crazy machine.

    Jordan, just think about that, update 8.1 since 8.0 came out, and major bugs are still here !!!!

    I really don't understand why Sidebar settings bug isn't your first priority to be solved !

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  12. 6 Posted by simpliciter on 10 Aug, 2018 07:32 PM

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    Just an update: PF 8.1 just hung again, and lost saved settings again. They had to be reconstructed and resaved.

  13. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 10 Aug, 2018 07:59 PM.

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  15. 7 Posted by simpliciter on 14 Aug, 2018 04:08 PM

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    Just an update: PF 8.1 is still hanging (requiring a force quit) several times a day.

    Just saying ;-)

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  18. 8 Posted by simpliciter on 28 Aug, 2018 07:22 PM

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    Just to say that I am running PF8.1 and it still hangs (requiring a force-quit) several times a day. Not inspiring.

  19. 9 Posted by Billy Rubin on 29 Aug, 2018 11:54 AM

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    new bug?!:
    in split browser mode sidebar does no more react to right hand side column.

  20. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 29 Aug, 2018 02:45 PM.

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