Find not working

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14 Nov, 2019 04:38 AM


I recently upgraded to Pathfinder 9 and since then the 'Find' function has stopped working. It works find when I use spotlight or the native Mac Finder App. I have tried quitting and restarting the app many times, as well as rebooting my Macbook Pro. Kindly advise.


  1. 1 Posted by Colin on 15 Nov, 2019 01:35 AM

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    I've just checked and it is working on PF9 here. Tested searching on name, tags, etc.

    You can save searches, although they cannot be added to the sidebar (go figure).

    I'd recommend HoudahSpot, and make it accessible from the PF toolbar.

  2. 2 Posted by viveknair2010 on 15 Nov, 2019 12:11 PM

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    Hi Colin,

    Find is still not working for me in Pathfinder. And I really don't want
    to buy additional software for a basic feature that PF already has. Are
    there any ways of troubleshooting this at my end?

    Alternately I have devonsphere express which is similar to Houdasoft but
    I cannot figure out how to add any programs to the PF toolbar.



  3. 3 Posted by Colin on 15 Nov, 2019 12:14 PM

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    I don't blame you for not wanting to buy additional software.

    All I know is, it is working at my end. That means it is some issue on your Mac. If you are really patient, then it is possible that someone from Support will help you.

    Sorry I cannot do more.

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