What does PF Hate most - the Mi chip or Monterey?

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Glen McKeown

07 Nov, 2021 05:05 PM

Since I bought a MacBook Air (M1) Pathfinder has been a real nuisance. It must hate iCloud because it keeps loosing it.
And the desk top is becoming all but unusable because it changes its demeanour on an irregular basis.
I would class myself as a "Knowledgable User" rather than a computer expert. But using Pathfinder is now driving me slowly insane. I will have to go back to Finder so that I can get on with some genuine work

  1. 1 Posted by shirasaki.tsugu... on 08 Nov, 2021 08:40 AM

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    Probably both. I cant get hidden folder size calculated in Path Finder but it is doing fine in Finder. Path Finder yesterday night eats away CPU cycles for way too long I can feel the speaker side warmer than using it normally. It's kind of crazy, and I didnt even use Path Finder very long.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 13 Nov, 2021 07:44 PM

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    Hi there,

    First of all, thanks for reporting this.

    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,
    Path Finder Support Team

  3. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 13 Nov, 2021 07:44 PM.

  4. shirasaki.tsugumi re-opened this discussion on 15 Nov, 2021 10:27 PM

  5. 3 Posted by shirasaki.tsugu... on 15 Nov, 2021 10:27 PM

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    Here is the sample taken when querying folder size of my home folder. Finder did it instantaneously, while Path Finder takes an unusually long time, though it did get the same result as the one shown in Finder. Incidentally, Path Finder released an update while this discussion was still open, and apparently that update fixed the hidden folder infinite calculating folder size issue smh.
    I tried with other folders and Path Finder seems to perform the same as Finder in terms of getting the folder size.

  6. 4 Posted by Glen McKeown on 17 Nov, 2021 08:32 PM

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    Thanks for coming back on this.
    At the moment PF is behaving itself, possibly because I have it on a fairly simple set up. It even remembers iCloud Drive. At some stage I may add a module or two and see if it still behaves.

    Kind Regards
    Glen McKeown
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  7. Support Staff 5 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 30 Dec, 2021 03:40 PM

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    Hi @everyone,

    Glad to hear that it worked for you after the update was released.

    Let me know should faulty behavior returns or should you have any other questions.

    Best Regards,
    Path Finder Support Team

  8. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 30 Dec, 2021 03:40 PM.

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