file transfer between a Finder window and Pathfinder

Larry's Avatar

Larry

13 Jul, 2020 02:44 PM

Hi, I used to be able to have both a finder and pathfinder window open and transfer files interchangeably but that seems to have changed. It seems rather silly for me to do this, but I find myself in this situation at times and it was easy to move files around. That ability seems to be gone? Thanks

  1. 1 Posted by JMichaelTX on 13 Jul, 2020 03:38 PM

    JMichaelTX's Avatar

    While I agree we should be able to do that, may I ask why you don't just use another PF window, or use PF in dual browser mode?

  2. 2 Posted by Larry J. Dishaw on 13 Jul, 2020 03:44 PM

    Larry J. Dishaw's Avatar

    It's a bad habit I guess. I often have a finder window open with the
    downloads folder sorted by date and type. Then I move those files into
    various folders in view with Pathfinder. But I have different view options
    set for pathfinder and didn't want to mess with it. At least in the past,
    it was impossible to have a folder view option set ONLY for that current
    folder. It would change how I view all my folders. So, instead I would use
    finder because I like to view my weekly downloads in one way, but have the
    rest of my folders viewed another.

    Thanks.

    Larry

  3. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 14 Jul, 2020 09:12 AM.

  4. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 14 Jul, 2020 09:12 AM

  5. Support Staff 3 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 14 Jul, 2020 09:14 AM

    Path Finder Support Team's Avatar

    Hi Larry,

    Mary from Path Finder support here!

    Though it is more convenient to use Dual browser option when performing such actions, the ability to move the files from Finder to Path Finder and back is up and running. 

    Can you please specify what happens after you try to move the file? Is there any error that pops out? Additionally, please specify your macOS and PF version.

    Looking forward to your reply!

    Best Regards,
    Mary 
    Path Finder Support Team

  6. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 14 Jul, 2020 09:14 AM.

  7. Larry re-opened this discussion on 14 Jul, 2020 01:25 PM

  8. 4 Posted by Larry on 14 Jul, 2020 01:25 PM

    Larry's Avatar

    I am using Mojave 10.14.6 and Pathfinder 9.3.5.
    No error pops up. In fact, when I hover the file over into PF (from Finder), the PF window never gets selected with the option to drop the file in. Nothing happens essentially.

    Why is it not possible to select view options for ONE folder in PF? Changing view options seems to always be a global thing, which is frustrating. Being able to use individualized folder view options would fix my problems entirely!

    Thanks
    Larry

  9. Support Staff 5 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 17 Jul, 2020 10:43 AM

    Path Finder Support Team's Avatar

    Hi Larry,

    In order for me to try to reproduce the issue on my end, I would like to ask you to make a screen recording of the issue and send it to us.
      You can check on how to record a video recording here. After doing so, please upload it to Google Drive, Dropbox or any other storage provider and send a link to me.

    As for the view of the folder, unfortunately, it is how it was designed by default. Nevertheless, I will pass your feedback to our developer for further consideration.

    Looking forward to your reply!

    Best regards,
    Mary
    Path Finder Support Team

  10. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 17 Jul, 2020 10:43 AM.

  11. Larry re-opened this discussion on 21 Jul, 2020 01:28 AM

  12. 6 Posted by Larry on 21 Jul, 2020 01:28 AM

    Larry's Avatar

    Guys, i'm really embarrassed to admit this but the problem must have been specific to my system. Because all of a sudden, it's gone? I don't even think I have restarted the computer in weeks, yet the behavior that I was describing (which had gone on for a while) is just gone now. I'm sorry that I wasted anyone's time on this. Surely something unusual and different was happening (since i've been a pathfinder user for probably 10 years now), but clearly is was within my own system. Till next time! Thank you again.
    Larry

  13. Support Staff 7 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 21 Jul, 2020 06:27 AM

    Path Finder Support Team's Avatar

    Hi Larry,

    No worries, thanks for the update!

    Should you have anything you’d like to address, please feel free to write us back, and we will be happy to assist you.

    Best Regards,
    Mary 
    Path Finder Support Team

  14. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 21 Jul, 2020 06:27 AM.

Comments are currently closed for this discussion. You can start a new one.

Keyboard shortcuts

Generic

? Show this help
ESC Blurs the current field

Comment Form

r Focus the comment reply box
^ + ↩ Submit the comment

You can use Command ⌘ instead of Control ^ on Mac