coreservicesd CPU usage high

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14 May, 2019 05:52 AM

Hi there,
I'm a long time user og PF, but recently I have become annoyed by the very high CPU usage.
I can see that this is a well known and documented problem which goes way back, and hasn't been solved.
I have tried every "solution" described... the preview thing, and the reset to defaults, and even reinstall, but to no effect.
I'm sorry to say that as long as this isn't solved, I won't be using PF. Mainly because it eats into my battery life.
I find it strange that it hasn't been fixed for so long.

So sadly, I'm out...

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 15 May, 2019 03:04 PM

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    Thanks for contacting us!

    What versions of Path Finder and macOS do you have installed?

    Could you send us a sample (a snapshot) of PathFinder process in a separate file - this will enable us to analyze what happens with the application. Here's how to get it:

    1. Open Path Finder and reproduce the problem.
    2. Open Activity Monitor from the /Applications/Utilities folder.
    3. Select Path Finder in the process list. To help making a selection, type "Path Finder" in the Filter field.
    4. Click the Sample Process button in the toolbar - this will open a new window entitled "Sample of Path Finder" and a sample of the process is collected.
    5. Click Save and save the sample file.
    6. Close (Command-W) the Sample window opened in step 2.
    7. Send the sample file saved in step 5 to us.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Best Regards,
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 15 May, 2019 03:04 PM.

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