Pathfinder V 5.8.1 (1061)

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bobandjoann

15 Jan, 2013 08:05 PM

Just had my mac upgraded to OS X 10.8.2 and since then i am not able to save the configuration i set. i open the program in Columns view, however the next time i open i'm in list view. i change it back to Columns, and the next time it's back to list. i've beent through the Preferences and i can't find a way to save my configuration. Any ideas?
Bob

  1. 1 Posted by Damazio on 16 Jan, 2013 10:38 AM

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    Bob, PF should retain views and open tabs if you quit it without closing the working window. If you're still using v5, there's a preference somewhere to always open in column view. Make sure it's enabled to apply to newly open browsers.

  2. Damazio closed this discussion on 16 Jan, 2013 10:38 AM.

  3. bobandjoann re-opened this discussion on 22 Jan, 2013 06:48 PM

  4. 2 Posted by bobandjoann on 22 Jan, 2013 06:48 PM

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    Hi, Sorry to bother you again, but I seem to have some configuration
    problems that didn't occur before Apple replaced my hard drive. When I go
    to move a file from one folder to the next I get a nag screen (see
    attachment) that says the file is un readable, if I click "Authenticate" I
    get my password screen. I've been through all the preferences and find
    nothing that approaches what is happening. Any ideas or suggestions is
    greatly appreciated. Bob Eckhoff

  5. 3 Posted by Damazio on 22 Jan, 2013 07:46 PM

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    No bother. Select cs110109[1].puz and choose Get Info. You'll see in the permissions section that the file is not set as readable by you (also check the Owner and Group). This is just to show you that all file systems have folder and file permissions so it's normal for an admin authentication window to pop-up, when you don't have enough permissions for a file operation. If you try to trash an Apple app (iTunes, for example) or copy something into the system library folder, it will also ask you for your admin password, since you're not set as the owner on those folders.

  6. Damazio closed this discussion on 22 Jan, 2013 07:46 PM.

  7. bobandjoann re-opened this discussion on 22 Jan, 2013 09:33 PM

  8. 4 Posted by bobandjoann on 22 Jan, 2013 09:33 PM

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    Pathfinder2.tiff is what I get when I check "Get Info" one of the files I
    normally move. Under "Places" (see PathfinderColumn.tiff) in the main
    column I highlighted my named location, and set the owner to me and the
    group to "Everyone" and I still get the permission denied nag screen.
    What am I doing wrong.

    On 1/22/13 12:46 PM, "Damazio"
    <[email blocked]> wrote:

    >From: Damazio (Cocoatech Support)
    >Subject: Pathfinder V 5.8.1 (1061)
    >
    >No bother. Select `cs110109[1].puz` and choose **Get Info**. You'll see
    >in the permissions section that the file is not set as readable by you
    >(also check the Owner and Group). This is just to show you that all file
    >systems have folder and file permissions so it's normal for an admin
    >authentication window to pop-up, when you don't have enough permissions
    >for a file operation. If you try to trash an Apple app (iTunes, for
    >example) or copy something into the system library folder, it will also
    >ask you for your admin password, since you're not set as the owner of
    >those folders.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >View this discussion at our support site online:
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  9. 5 Posted by Damazio on 23 Jan, 2013 02:48 PM

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    Try to repair permissions with Disk Utility.

  10. Damazio closed this discussion on 28 Jan, 2013 05:22 PM.

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