Path Finder Bogs Down When Multi-Tasking

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got265

23 Sep, 2021 06:49 PM

I've been backing up my iTunes music to another device and noticed that Path Finder isn't great at multi-tasking. For instance, while copying the aforementioned iTunes data if I tried to select an image film and use 'Quick Look' for another task – by selecting a file and hitting the Space bar – nothing happens for quite awhile, I assume because Path Finder is dedicating most of its resources to copying.

Now, at the moment I'm talking about 12GB of data but until the task is done Path Finder lulls so much that it becomes virtually useless.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 25 Sep, 2021 05:26 AM

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    Hi got265,

    Could you send us a sample (a snapshot) of Path Finder process in a separate file? This will enable us to analyze what happens with the application.

    Here's how to get it:
    1. Open Path Finder and reproduce the problem. If the problem is dynamic (e.g. unexpected action result), please try reproducing it during the sample collection.
    2. Open Activity Monitor from the /Applications/Utilities folder.
    3. Select Path Finder in the process list. To help making a selection, type "Path Finder" in the Filter field.
    4. Click the Sample Process button in the toolbar - this will open a new window entitled "Sample of Path Finder" and a sample of the process is collected.
    5. Click Save and save the sample file.
    6. Close (Command-W) the Sample window opened in step 2.
    7. Send the sample file saved in step 5 to us.

    Looking forward to your reply!

    Best Regards,
    Mary
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 25 Sep, 2021 05:26 AM.

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