Path Finder and coreservicesd high CPU usage

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18 Nov, 2019 09:13 AM

I have found several such reports, and I was hoping that PF 9 would finally fix it, but this issue is still current.

I have applied the suggestions in these threads:

This is what I've tried:

  • disabling Calculate all sizes
  • disable Colorize syntax for .txt files
  • clear the QL cache
  • clear the Spotlight index

But Path Finder 9.0.3 still takes 30+% CPU even when it's idle and the window is behind others, and causes coreservicesd to consume another ~10%.

I have attached a sample as requested.

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  1. 30 Posted by Eirikr on 06 May, 2020 10:09 AM

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    Yep, for me also in 9.2 still the same issue. Have to kill Path Finder every 2 hours because of >100% CPU and blowing fans.

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 07 May, 2020 07:57 AM.

  3. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 07 May, 2020 07:59 AM

  4. Support Staff 31 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 07 May, 2020 07:59 AM

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    Hi everyone, 

    Thanks for letting us know and getting back to us!

    As the first troubleshooting steps, I would suggest doing the following things:

    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 (Command+J). Make sure to have "Calculate all sizes" unchecked here. 

    Additionally, I need to say that our developers have fixed high CPU usage in the newest version of the Path Finder 9.2 and it should work correctly without any issues. If you have any troubles on this version, make sure to start a new private discussion, and we will gather the needed information for further investigation.

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

    Best Regards,
    Path Finder Support Team

  5. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 07 May, 2020 07:59 AM.

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