Pathfinder 9.3.2 (2049) on Mac OS 10.14.6 Doesn't sort its list correctly.

neil's Avatar


22 May, 2020 06:55 PM

I have four columns. Name, Date Modified, Kind and Size.

As mentioned in a previous report some of the Sizes are "--" because Pathfinder doesn't correctly size all my folders, but right now I see a caret in my "Size" bar to indicate that the entries are sorted by size, and indeed I can't discern any kind of alphabetical sorting from the filenames- it seems random- but neither is there any consistency in the size sorting.

Size entried from the top down:


-- 0 bytes
0 bytes
0 bytes

0 bytes

0 bytes

648 bytes


0 bytes

0 bytes
409 bytes
468 bytes





If I click "Size^" to reverse sort by size, a slightly less random list appears, with at least some size sorting, but with many exceptions such as

(about 23 things correctly sorted by size decending)




I expected a list of directories sorted by size followed by a list of files sorted by size at the least, perhaps interspersed.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 23 May, 2020 08:35 AM

    Path Finder Support Team's Avatar

    Hi Neil,

    Mary from Path Finder support here!

    First of all, thanks for reporting this! Can you please forward a screenshot of the following issue?

    Additionally, please check the sorting and arrangement option you have set in the following folder by navigating to View > Show View Option (Command + J) .

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

    Best Regards,
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 23 May, 2020 08:35 AM.

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