Path Finder 8.5 Compressed-file naming

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stephen horne

28 May, 2019 04:09 PM

It seems this version of Path Finder has changed how it names files that are compressed using right-click->compress

In previous version the 'zip' extension would get stuck on the end, but in this one it removes the extension of the uncompressed file, then adds the 'zip' extension to that.


"" becomes "" in the new version, where it was "" in the old.

Is there a way to disable this new style?

  1. 1 Posted by Rich B on 28 May, 2019 07:21 PM

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    This is affecting my workflow too! If I have a folder named "master refs v2.05" and I compress it Path Finder names the package "master refs" - this is a BIG problem for me as the version number suffix contains important info.

    Any way to fix/change this behavior?

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 29 May, 2019 01:01 PM

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    Thanks for reporting this issue!

    We've submitted it to our developers, sorry for the inconvenience. 

    Make sure to let us know should any further questions arise. 

    Best Regards, 
    Path Finder Support Team 

  3. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 29 May, 2019 01:01 PM.

  4. Dragan re-opened this discussion on 30 May, 2019 01:01 PM

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Dragan on 30 May, 2019 01:01 PM

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    This will be changed back to old implementation in the next version 8.5.2 If you're already eager to try it out, you can update your copy to the latest beta version 8.5.2b1 (build 1965). Please download it here, or upgrade your copy to it automatically by holding the alt/option key pressed when checking for updates and follow the standard procedure from then on.

  6. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 20 Jun, 2019 12:49 PM.

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