Odd Problem with PF and PDFs in Dropbox Folder

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bgaspers

15 Dec, 2017 05:45 PM

I have a weird issue with Pathfinder's Dropbox integration. I have a Dropbox subfolder containing a number of PDF files. If I open a PDF window and highlight one of the PDF files, Dropbox will start syncing every second (burning a bunch of CPU). It only happens with PDF files, not an Excel workbook or a folder, for example. This does not happen in the Finder, so it is a definite PF bug.

This only started happened when I updated to 10.13.2 (from the last Sierra version) last weekend. PF version 7.6.2.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 15 Dec, 2017 06:58 PM

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    Hi, 

    May I ask you to replace your Preview module (in case you have it) in PathFinder with any other module and check if the issue still persists? 

    Looking forward to your reply. 

    Best Regards,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 15 Dec, 2017 06:58 PM.

  3. bgaspers re-opened this discussion on 15 Dec, 2017 09:59 PM

  4. 2 Posted by bgaspers on 15 Dec, 2017 09:59 PM

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    The problem still persists.

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 16 Dec, 2017 03:37 PM

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    Hi, 

    Unfortunately, this is a known issue. 
    It has already been reported to our developers and they are probably working on a fix. 

    Sorry for the inconvenience. 

    Best Regards,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team

  6. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 16 Dec, 2017 03:37 PM.

  7. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 16 Dec, 2017 03:37 PM

  8. 4 Posted by john on 06 Feb, 2018 01:13 AM

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    Is there any update on this? I am having the exact same problem -- although the every second Dropbox syncing happens when any file is in the preview pane.

    Estimated time for a fix? It has been a month and a half now. Thanks.

  9. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 06 Feb, 2018 07:19 PM.

  10. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 06 Feb, 2018 07:19 PM

  11. 5 Posted by alysssjj88 on 07 Feb, 2018 09:08 AM

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    I have it too and not only with pdf's but all the files I worked with for https://customwriting.com (actually, all the files that contain it in the name). How can I fix it? It's my work and I need it asap.

  12. Support Staff 6 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 08 Feb, 2018 08:26 PM

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    Hi, 

    Please try disabling the Tags column (shelf modules) in List view and check if the issue still persists. 

    Looking forward to your reply. 

    Best Regards,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team

  13. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 08 Feb, 2018 08:26 PM.

  14. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 08 Feb, 2018 08:26 PM

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