Favorites & Places in PF8

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26 May, 2018 02:29 PM

I used to have folders available to me in Favorites in PF7, which I used to be able to rename to overcome my favourite folders having the same names (e.g. multiple "work files" folders with the same name). So I would drag the folder in the Favorites, then right click and Rename, resulting in different (meaningful to me) names for each "work files" folder — e.g. "Project 1 work files", "Project 2 work files", etc.

Where has that gone, please in PF8? Having difficulty finding that function. It's very difficult when you have 10 "work files" folder shortcuts/favorites and not being able to tell which project each one links to. This was a great feature, which seemingly has disappeared in PF8. I hope I'm just not seeing it.

Just as an addition, using the "Rename..." function in the PF8 favourites, seems to rename the actual folder itself.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 26 May, 2018 05:58 PM

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    Hi Moboho,

    Could you please confirm, are you referring to Batch Rename? 
    You can find it via Commands > Batch Rename. 

    Please feel free to write us back and we will be happy to assist you.

    Best Regards,
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 26 May, 2018 05:58 PM.

  3. Moboho re-opened this discussion on 26 May, 2018 11:33 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Moboho on 26 May, 2018 11:33 PM

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    Hi Jordan...that's not what I was talking about.

    What I was talking about was the old Favorites section in the sidebar
    (in PF7) - we used to be able to drag folders we wanted in there and
    rename the links without renaming the Finder names of those folders.

    We can't seem to be able to do that anymore.

  5. 3 Posted by eeolson on 27 May, 2018 02:08 AM

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    I can drag folders into the sidebar, then right-click it and select "Rename".

  6. 4 Posted by tcoates on 27 May, 2018 05:29 AM

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    I agree .. i was REALLY dissapointed when i upgraded to find that FAVORITES and DROPBOX were not in the side bar. and FAVORITES isnt even in the dropdown in the HOME icon.

    This is really annoying ... am i going to have to waste an hour trying how to reconfigure this version to get it at least back to functionality of the previsou version? And i paid $20 for this! .. i guess i should know "if it aint broke, dont fix it"


  7. 5 Posted by portaferry on 27 May, 2018 10:29 AM

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    I've put PF8 in the bin. I thought I was going great today, but an hour or so ago the sidebar crashed, the modules in my presentation format just disappeared and I was faced with putting everything together again, again. More in sadness than anger, I believe PF8 must be the worst upgrade experience I have ever had in many years of computing.

  8. 6 Posted by Moboho on 27 May, 2018 11:33 AM

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    Yes, but renaming it in the Sidebar renames the actual folder in Finder.
    In PF7, we were able to assign another name to the folder without
    changing the Finder-name of the folder. Sort of like having a "display
    name" for a folder in the sidebar that is different to the Finder-name.
    That's the function I was looking for, like we had in PF7.

    Say, I have a bunch of folders with Finder-name "work files" scattered
    in different directories on my mac, and I want to have them in my
    favorites. I would drag them in there, and right now with PF8, I would
    see a bunch of "work files" folder links there, like so:

    work files
    work files
    work files
    work files
    work files

    ....with no visual indication of which project they belong to.

    With PF7, I was able to "Rename..." and give them different names, like so:

    Project 1     (opens the 'work files' folder for that project)
    Project 2     (opens the 'work files' folder for that project)
    Project 3     (opens the 'work files' folder for that project)
    Project 4     (opens the 'work files' folder for that project)
    Project 5     (opens the 'work files' folder for that project)

    ....all without Finder-renaming the folder from 'work files' to 'Project
    1', 'Project 2', etc. as is happening now.

    Where is this function?

  9. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 27 May, 2018 06:32 PM.

  10. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 27 May, 2018 06:32 PM

  11. 7 Posted by xx on 16 Aug, 2018 01:13 PM

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    I also would like this feature put back into PF8. Has anyone figured out how to do this?

  12. 8 Posted by tcoates on 16 Aug, 2018 04:01 PM

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    I was able to regain some of the previous functions and its not too bad.
    1) dragged Favorites, Dropbox and Desktop to the Favorites on the sidebar.
    2) I have never really dragged other directories into Favorites. I always clic on the directory of interest and Make Alias. Then i rename the alias and drag this to the Favorites directory within Favorites on the sidebar.
    This is an extra step, but solve the problem of changing the name actually changing the source directory. Also, permits using more than one link to a particular directory.

  13. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 17 Aug, 2018 01:27 PM.

  14. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 17 Aug, 2018 01:27 PM

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