Massive CPU load with upgrade to 8.6 (1977)

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wem3

14 Aug, 2019 04:54 PM

I recently updated Path Finder to version 8.6 (1977), and was instructed to allow full disk access to Path Finder.

Now Path Finder consistently uses up to 200% of my CPU. What's going on here? Is this related to full disk access, or is it an issue with v 8.6 (or am I just experiencing something anomalous)?

Thanks!

  1. 1 Posted by WCS on 14 Aug, 2019 08:34 PM

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    Suddenly PF8.6 keeps trying to use the internet. Giving it "allow" (or "block" for that matter) quickly leads to new request. As wem3 suggests this may have something to do with not giving PF8.6 "full disk access" -- something not inclined to do given wem3's with CPU issue.

    Help!

  2. 2 Posted by tim on 15 Aug, 2019 01:55 PM

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    I am experiencing the same issue.
    I gave PF 'Full Disk Access', that did not help.
    This issue has been present for several versions of PF. The solution from the previous versions to clear the 'Colorize Syntax' option never did work for me.

    Any more ideas?

    Thanks
    -tim

  3. 3 Posted by tomatoy on 16 Aug, 2019 09:34 AM

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    I couldn't give PF8.6 "Full Disk Assess". All applications that I have already given "FullDiskAssess" have been cleared.

  4. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 16 Aug, 2019 06:43 PM.

  5. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 16 Aug, 2019 06:44 PM

  6. Support Staff 4 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 16 Aug, 2019 06:44 PM

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    Hi wem3, WCS, tim, and tomatoy.

    Which version of macOS are you running? Have you experienced any similar issue before the 8.6 upgrades?

    WCS, regarding the network access request, could you please share the request message?

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

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
    Path Finder Support Team

  7. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 16 Aug, 2019 06:44 PM.

  8. tim re-opened this discussion on 16 Aug, 2019 06:56 PM

  9. 5 Posted by tim on 16 Aug, 2019 06:56 PM

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    I am running the following:
    PF: 8.6 (1977)
    macos: mojave 10.19.6

    thanks,
    -tim

  10. 6 Posted by tomatoy on 17 Aug, 2019 01:36 AM

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    Thank you very much for your message.
    macOS version :Mojave10.14.6
    PF8.5:no problem

  11. 7 Posted by christian210 on 17 Aug, 2019 04:00 PM

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    Can anyone recommend another application to fill the void left by the dysfunctional Path Finder? There are many threads on this topic, and Cocoatech has allegedly been working on it for about 2 years at least (according to my by-no-means exhaustive search), yet the problem persists. People are leaving this app in droves (check some other threads), and I'm just the next on the list.

    I'm not interested in sharing any more log reports or screenshots because they never solve the problem. Cocoatech, get it together, and go home until you do. I am so sick of this buggy application never meeting expectations! I will now take the time I used to waste on Path Finder, and put it to good use letting people know the app is useless.

  12. 8 Posted by Daron B on 17 Aug, 2019 05:18 PM

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    I've switched to using ForkLift until (if) Pathfinder gets fixed.

  13. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 18 Aug, 2019 10:47 AM.

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  15. Support Staff 9 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 18 Aug, 2019 10:49 AM

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    Hi, 

    Unfortunately, we are not able to reproduce the CPU overuse issue, and even some users who use two Macs reported it only happening on one and never one another machine. Nevertheless, we are working on it!

    As a workaround, please choose a .txt file, open Preview module preferences (gear button next to its header) and uncheck "Colorize syntax". 

    Also, it may be worth trying to restore defaults for View Settings (cmd+J).
    Make sure to have "Calculate all sizes" unchecked here. 

    Let us know how it goes.

    Sorry for the inconvenience. Please feel free to write us back and we will be happy to assist you.

    Best Regards,
    Jordan
    Path Finder Support Team

  16. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 18 Aug, 2019 10:49 AM.

  17. WILLIAM C STUBBLEBINE re-opened this discussion on 18 Aug, 2019 08:16 PM

  18. 10 Posted by WILLIAM C STUBB... on 18 Aug, 2019 08:16 PM

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    Support:

    MacOS = 10.14.6 / PF = 8.6.

    While others have CPU issues, I have not allowed “full disk access” — but I have been getting multiple “internet access requests”.

    No issues before “8.6”, Now have shut PF down and am relying on Finder.

    Hope a resolution emerges,

    WCS

  19. 11 Posted by ryoichi on 18 Aug, 2019 08:29 PM

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    Have you tried removing Path Finder from Full Disk Access, then adding it back? It may help. Just a thought.

  20. 12 Posted by tomatoy on 19 Aug, 2019 03:22 AM

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    My Question

    I couldn't give PF8.6 "Full Disk Assess". All applications that I have already given "FullDiskAssess" have been cleared.

    The above question:
    It turned out that the reason why PF8.6 cannot be registered with "Full Disk Assess" is another application.

    thanks,
    tomatoy

  21. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 19 Aug, 2019 07:28 AM.

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  23. Support Staff 13 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 19 Aug, 2019 07:29 AM

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    Hi WILLIAM C STUBBLEBINE,

    Could you please share the request message, perhaps as a screenshot?

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

    Best Regards,
    Jordan 
    Path Finder Support Team

  24. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 19 Aug, 2019 07:29 AM.

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