Today I posted two separate help requests. I have posted several others over the several years of using the program and skipped version 8 altogether. I made the plunge to version 9, but I have to say I'm on the verge of giving up as well. I don't care for the answers I get if I get any answers at all. Things I used to be able to do in PF7 are either impossible or harder to accomplish, and now I have files disappearing in PF although they are visible in Finder, and I'm actually using ForkLift to supplement what I can't do in PF. I would abandon PF for ForkLift if not for one or two features that PF has the FL doesn't.
Same here. Just upgraded to the latest release and it no longer opens, quitting straight after loading. I, like you, would jump ship immediately only for a number of features all under one roof. However, if the roof is just about to cave in maybe the time has come to look elsewhere.
Same here. I had switched to ForkLift when dragging and dropping files/folders onto the toolbar broke, but now, with frequent crashes and loss of plist files, I'm thinking of switching back to ForkLift. It's a shame.
I have switched back to using Finder. It's so slow to respond and doesn't save my favorites in my sidebar after reboot. I have been using it since version 7 and I'm not impressed anymore. I too have an i9 iMac and the performance is unbearable.
on 21 Mar, 2020 06:03 PM
Just an update.
I never received any support, much less a solution to anything, despite having reached out to cocoatech. I've switched back to the Finder and, while I do miss a few features, it's much better than having to deal with the problems in Path Finder. The Finder is reliable and I never have any problems with it, unlike Path Finder, which is just problem after problem.
Maybe I'll check back on this app in a few years to see how it's doing. But for now, I'm outta here. Good luck all!
I'm sorry for the poor experience with our support. I went through and followed up on your support topics, please do get back and we would do our best to resolve your issues.
Regarding the settings issue, if you have a good way to reproduce the issue, please do let us know - it would be of great assistance! As of now, we are aware of the issue and working on improving the robustness of our settings/preferences storage, but since we were not able to reproduce the issue we aren't able to test and iterate fast enough.
I’m sorry but this is Too Little, Too Late. I have stopped using the app as
I have not received any response at all to my specific issues. And I don’t
mean a resolution or fix, I mean no response at all.
Yeah, I'm out as well. Been using Pathfinder since forever, the first email I still have is a bug report I sent in May 2008, but it's now got to the point that simply running PF is dragging my machine to its knees, and too much basic functionality is just plain busted. Hell, for a "developer" type tool to fail to preview text files, and for so long I forget...
I've gone back to finder. I miss the drop stack, I miss a couple of other features, and Finder doesn't sort properly, but hell - it's fast and what it does do, works.
Yeah, I saw, got the new update, excitedly expected to get preview. And indeed, preview of text files I got. Performance is indeed improved, as there is actually a preview of text files. It remains on screen for a total of about 2 milliseconds before disappearing again. Unfortunately, although I can speed-read, I’m not *that* fast.
Tried killing all the preference files, application support, the lot. Spent far too much time. Still no worky worky.
Not sure what a sample’s gonna give you WRT text previews, but one is attached. Also a screenshot of what pathfinder was doing at the time, and the same file being actually previewed in the finder. Path finder *does* flash up a preview, ut it disappears straight away. Regardless of “theme”.
The latest release (Version 9.1 (2040)) is buggy (again). If it's been running a short while and double click to enter a subdirectory, it takes between 5 and 7 seconds to open. I have to force quit and restart very frequently.
I've used Path Finder for years, but since about 7, it has been very to extremely buggy. You are forcing many people to stop using your product. I do not want to do this but I am tired of running the "Alpha" version of the software. Honestly, does not one test these releases?
You have a good business but you are driving people away with you consistent poor quality. What are you doing about correcting the quality issues?
There are a lot of people on this thread that are asking the same question.