Path Finder 8.6\Catalina Search Problem

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10 Oct, 2019 12:30 AM

Since updating to Catalina, Path Finder advanced search (Search/Selection and choosing Macintosh HD (boot drive) finds no results. Search works if a search is done on the User Folder on the Macintosh HD drive. It seems a search from the root has a bug. It might have to do with Catalina's Macintosh HD/Macintosh HD - Data split. Searches work fine on an attached USB drive.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 12 Oct, 2019 01:09 AM

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    Hi Jeff, 

    Thanks for reporting it!

    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 12 Oct, 2019 01:09 AM.

  3. Jeff Hansen re-opened this discussion on 12 Oct, 2019 01:57 AM

  4. 2 Posted by Jeff Hansen on 12 Oct, 2019 01:57 AM

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    You should find this reply with the requested "Sample of Path Finder.txt” file.


  5. 3 Posted by Jeff Hansen on 05 Nov, 2019 09:54 PM

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    Has this problem be verified and a future fix in store?

    Jeff Hansen

  6. 4 Posted by Heiko M. on 18 Nov, 2019 06:52 AM

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    I'm having the same problem since upgrading to Catalina. Using Path Finder 9.0.3 (2019).

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