You won't get any feedback or output from that command, but that's okay because you can just run the first command again to see for yourself if the com.apple.quarantine attribute shows up again. It shouldn't, and now Path Finder is freed from Apple quarantine jail. Restart your Path Finder now and try performing the actions once again.
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I've followed the instructions as mentioned above, but I'm still getting the Authenticate dialog box when attempting to move a file from my Desktop to my external drive. Please advise as to what additional steps can be taken to rectify this.
Could you please share with us the permissions you have listed in Path Finder for your external drive? You can check it under Get info; simply right-click the drive > Get Info > expand and make a screenshot of your permission module.
I appreciate the screenshot! Would you mind providing us with the same screenshot of your Get info of the same folder in your Finder? It might be that additional steps on to repair your permissions would be needed.
First of all, please accept my apologies for such a delayed response. I understand how frustrating it might be not to receive any response for such a long time. I apologize and will make sure this won’t happen again.
Can you please specify if the following issue still persists once you update your Path Finder 10 to the latest version available, e.g. 10.1.1?
I have the EXACT SAME PROBLEM, except it isn't moving files to an external drive but moving an application to a folder named GAMES inside the Applications Folder.
I also get the authentication request after restarts for Dropbox.
I also get the authentication request for trying to delete files from my user library, but this one may be normal.
I am the only user of the machine, and of course, the administrator.
The only impact is one of annoyance. Deleting is only moving it to the trash. If I discover a mistake, I can retrieve the file from the trash. I can also get the file from my TM backup.
Why the overly strict requests for authentication in PathFinder.
So now you have two users of Path Finder 10.1.1 reporting the same bug.
I think it is time to stop looking for user errors, permission or configuration problems on our end and send this up to the developer to add to his or her pile of bugs, so it can be resolved. Two user reports of the same bug are usually enough confirmation. Since most users will just enter the requested password out of habit, not realizing it should not be happening.
Good news about 10.1.1 is that all the bugs so far are annoyance bugs.
Is there an update on this? I just moved eight files, using Path Finder, from my Desktop to my LaCie external hard drive. In the course of the moves I was asked on two of the eight files for Authentication.