backups.backupdb

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Howie

10 Feb, 2019 05:12 PM

Why can't PF8 access the backups.backupdb folder?
Finder allows access to the contents of that folder, but not PF8

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 11 Feb, 2019 03:58 PM

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    Hi, 

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

    1. Make sure that Path Finder is located in the Applications folder
      (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 Finder.app"

    3. If you see com.apple.quarantine returned as output from that last command, then go ahead and run this next command:
      xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /Applications/"Path Finder.app"

    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 com.apple.quarantine 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,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team 

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 11 Feb, 2019 03:58 PM.

  3. Howie re-opened this discussion on 11 Feb, 2019 05:06 PM

  4. 2 Posted by Howie on 11 Feb, 2019 05:06 PM

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    1. Granting FDA to PF8 allowed me to see the contents of backups.backupdb
    2. Running the xattr command gave the quarantined results
    3. Ran the xattr -d command then xattr command again-->no results.

    Thanks!

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 12 Feb, 2019 08:12 AM

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    Hi, 

    We are glad to assist! Please make sure to write us back should any further questions arise.

    Best Regards,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team

  6. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 12 Feb, 2019 08:12 AM.

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