How to run PathFinder on Catalina [FIXED]

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27 Jun, 2019 10:19 AM

Downgrade to version 8.2.4
It works like a charm on Catalina Beta 2!!

PS: ONLY FOR DARK MODE: If you are using dark mode you will need to customize 6 colours under:
Show View Options -> Colours to let the path bar and background dark.
Preferences ->Appearance -> Colour (check "Draw Controls for Dark Backgound")

If any module is showing white background after those color changes, goto module property and select "show translucent background" to fix the module colours.

If you are not using dark mode: no need to modify those colors. Just downgrade and enjoy.

Every feature and function of PathFinder 8.2.4 is working perfectly under Catalina (at least the features I already tested on the last 30 minutes since downgrading. And I'm still testing all other features...)

PathFinder v8.2.4 application is VERY stable under Catalina, low memory consumption, no memory leaks yet and Faster than recent versions (faster than 8.3 and above). [Since version 8.3 and above: none works under Catalina)

v 8.2.4 is working very well!

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  1. Support Staff 61 Posted by Dragan on 27 Jul, 2019 01:08 AM

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    It worked on Mojave, I'll check it out.

  2. 62 Posted by dflachbart on 27 Jul, 2019 01:16 AM

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    This comment was split into a new discussion: Browser View does not refresh [Catalina]

    First of all - thanks team for the update!!

    So far I'm running into only one major problem - the view does not refresh for any file operation (file rename, file copy / move etc), I always have to manually hit 'Reload' in the View menu to see the changes...

    I actually had the exact same problem when I installed 8.2.4 to temporarily get PathFinder working again under Catalina. I never had that problem before installing the Catalina beta. Any ideas?

    Update: never mind, after doing a reboot and updating to the latest public Beta 3 (don't know which one did the trick) that problem is gone.

    Thanks!
    Dirk

  3. Support Staff 63 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 27 Jul, 2019 10:54 AM

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    Mark,

    Please, try holding Command while adding the "Reveal in PF" toolbar item to Finder.

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
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  4. 64 Posted by Mark Marin on 27 Jul, 2019 02:04 PM

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    Hi Jordan,

    Unfortunately that does not work either.

    Mark

  5. 65 Posted by Mark Marin on 28 Jul, 2019 01:30 AM

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    I found a workaround.

    I can drag the Open in Pathfinder app to the finder toolbar from a Finder window, I just can’t drag it from Pathfinder.

    Mark

  6. 66 Posted by fogcitynative on 28 Jul, 2019 02:18 AM

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    This comment was split into a new discussion: Catalina crash report (Change app)

    I found a crash bug/

    Do I get Info on an Application
    Go to the drop-down menu bar to change the default application.
    Change it.
    Go to the Change All button.
    Click it. DISPLAY CRASH.
    Impossible to confirm the Change All action by clicking OK.
    The screen is locked up.
    Quitting Path Finder and relaunching the app clears the display freeze.
    And the desire default application has in fact been changed.

  7. Support Staff 67 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 28 Jul, 2019 12:34 PM

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    Hi,

    If you see a report "without reply", please don't worry - I will be splitting individual reports in the separate threads to investigate them further. The discussions will be public, feel free to reply in the new threads.

    You are welcome to report new issues and continue general discussion here, but please, try to report known issues in the respective threads if possible.

    Thank you all for your support and willingness to test :)

    P.S. Mark,

    Thanks for reporting this, we will investigate.

    Best Regards,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team

  8. 68 Posted by Mark Marin on 28 Jul, 2019 02:04 PM

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    This comment was split into a new discussion: Reveal in Path Finder does nothing [Catalina]

    Hi Dragan,

    Dragging the Show in Pathfinder app to the finder toolbar using finder adds it to the Finder toolbar.

    But other than bring Pathfinder to the front it dose not do anything. It does not switch Pathfinder to the window or file that Finder is showing.

    Mark

  9. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 28 Jul, 2019 02:10 PM.

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  11. Support Staff 69 Posted by Dragan on 30 Jul, 2019 12:35 AM

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    The new Path Finder beta version 8.6b2 (build 1973) is available for download. You can update your current copy to it using the build-in app updater, just hold the alt/option key pressed while checking for updates and follow the standard procedure from then on. Or you can download it directly here.

    You can see what's fixed in the release notes during the update. New betas (targeting specifically Catalina issues) are on the way, so make sure to check frequently for updates while holding the alt/option key, as I may not always announce them here.

  12. 70 Posted by Mark Marin on 30 Jul, 2019 01:27 AM

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    Hi Dragan,

    Reveal in Path Finder button added to Finder toolbar still only switches to Path Finder without changing to that location. Selecting Reveal in Path Finder works properly. Can only add the button to Finder’s toolbar using Finder, can’t copy it from Path Finder.

    Mark

  13. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 12 Aug, 2019 02:34 PM.

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  15. 71 Posted by Rique Santieste... on 24 Aug, 2019 05:54 PM

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    This comment was split into a new private discussion: Crash on Launch macOS Catalina beta

    Hi,

    PF 8.6 beta - still not working for me. I completely uninstalled PF8 (I had been using the latest stable version of v8), including my finder prefs so that I could return to defaults. That all worked fine. However, when I reinstalled the PF 8.6 beta, I had the same issues I had been having (PF 8 crashes on startup, cannot be used at all with Catalina).

    Please let me know if you'd like me to start a new thread. Also please let me know if you need more info concerning the bug. Thanks.

    -- Rique

  16. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2019 02:42 PM.

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  18. 72 Posted by Sobek on 25 Aug, 2019 07:46 PM

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    This comment was split into a new discussion: Path Finder is unresponsive upon launch

    Hi,

    On my Catalina Dev Beta 6, Pathfinder 8.6 launches but remains unresponsive.

    There might be a bug somewhere (It may involve symlinks between volumes, especially on known folders as the Desktop). However, the same symlink set-up on Mojave work with 8.6.

    I attach below a sample of what is going on to help investigation (I can't tell whether the bug is a apple or PF bug).

    Thanks for the work on getting PF to run on Catalina.

  19. 73 Posted by fogcitynative on 25 Aug, 2019 08:42 PM

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    This comment was split into a new discussion: iCloud issues on Catalina

    Path Finder works for me on Catalina PB 6 using PF 8.6 release.

    My problem is iCloud Drive.

    All the old solutions of looking in the library or using REVEAL in Services don't work because the items you refer to are no longer present.

    Do you as yet have a fix for iCloud in Path Finder on Catalina?

    Can you confirm that it is a known problem affecting more users than just me?

  20. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 26 Aug, 2019 01:24 PM.

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  22. 74 Posted by Rique Santieste... on 26 Aug, 2019 09:16 PM

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    PF support, I posted a couple of new comments on the split private thread. I am still getting a crash as soon as PF 8.6b6 launches. I've attached multiple screenshots demonstrating that I am running 8.6 b6 and that it is not responsive.

    One of your support techs suggested I send a crash report - could someone please advise how I could generate one? Unlike other app crashes, the PF crash does not provide a dialog box with an option to save a crash report. Given that, how can I provide a report to you, please?

    I'd like to resolve this as soon as I can. I much prefer PF to the Finder, would love to return to it. I'd also prefer not to learn an entirely new app, such as Forklift. A reply would be appreciated. Thanks.

  23. 75 Posted by Rique Santieste... on 27 Aug, 2019 06:12 PM

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    Hello,

    I'm still waiting for some kind of a reply. I've replied several times on the private (split) post and also here. I've provided the crash report which was requested. I'd be happy to assist in any trouble-shooting of the issue, but as of now I feel as if I am speaking into a "black hole". Is anyone minding the shop?

    The latest is that I tried 8.6 release (download from your website) and got the same results I had with 8.6b6. If you're not going to support Catalina until after the official release, please just say so and I will drop this. If you are willing to support Catalina with 8.6 (I am on the latest Catalina beta), please follow through.

    As of now, I'm beginning to reach the conclusion that you're not interested. If that is so, that is fine - I get it if you don't want to allocate resources to support a beta OS. It would be good to know one way or the other. Thanks.

  24. 76 Posted by Sobek on 30 Aug, 2019 09:01 AM

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    @Rique: Your problem looks similar to the one I had (but not 100% sure)

    Have you tried creating a fresh account on the machine (on the side of your current) and re-activating the license there. This is more or less what fixed it for me.

  25. 77 Posted by fogcitynative on 31 Aug, 2019 11:33 PM

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    I have had no crashing with Pathfinder 8.6. However, I assure you that your iCloud solution first published in 2014 DOES NOT WORK IN CATALINA Beta 7.

  26. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 05 Sep, 2019 12:22 PM.

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  28. Support Staff 78 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 05 Sep, 2019 12:24 PM

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    Hi Rique,

    As per your message, the issue seems to be resolved. Would you like the discussion linked here?

    fogcitynative,

    Have you received our email/reply on this issue? We will definitely look into this.

    Please feel free to write us back and we will be happy to assist you.

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
    Path Finder Support Team

  29. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 05 Sep, 2019 12:24 PM.

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