Error updating

bohdanz's Avatar


06 Jan, 2018 04:07 PM

I have no idea why I keep getting this message after Path Finder installed the update:

"Update Error! Path Finder does not have permission to write to the application's directory! Are you running......"

Any thoughts on this bug?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 06 Jan, 2018 04:18 PM

    Path Finder Support Team's Avatar

    Hi Bohdan, 

    Thanks for reaching out! 

    Please follow the instruction: 

    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. 

    Let me know how it goes.

    Best Regards,
    Path Finder Support Team 

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 06 Jan, 2018 04:18 PM.

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