PF icon duplicated in sidebar

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06 Jan, 2019 10:51 PM

Every once in a while there are two PF icons in the sidebar. When a second one shows up I go to options and uncheck 'keep in dock' and that solves it for a while. I wondered if I was somehow running two copies of PF at once, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

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  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 07 Jan, 2019 10:54 AM

    Path Finder Support Team's Avatar

    Hi Rosina, 

    Please follow the instruction and check if the issue still persists: 

    1. Make sure that Path Finder is located in the Applications folder and there is only one instance of the app on your machine
      (in case you are using macOS Mojave) Use System Preferences > Security & Privacy > grant Full Disk Access to Path Finder

    2. Open your terminal and paste the following command to check if Path Finder has been slapped with the quarantined extended attribute:
      xattr /Applications/"Path"

    3. 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. 

    Don't hesitate to contact us should any questions arise. 

    Best Regards,
    Path Finder Support Team 

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 07 Jan, 2019 10:54 AM.

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