We've received reports that this issue wasn't fixed in PathFinder 7.6 so our developers are aware by now.
I will submit this bug once again just to make sure it gets proper attention.
Sorry that it takes this long to get the issue resolved.
Please feel free to write us back and we will be happy to assist you.
Could you please make sure that your PathFinder is allowed to make changes?
Open your terminal and paste the following command to check if Path Finder has been slapped with the quarantined extended attribute:
xattr /Applications/"Path Finder.app"
If you see com.apple.quarantine returned as output from that last command, then go ahead and run this next command:
xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /Applications/"Path Finder.app"
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.
I see. Could you please specify, how long has it been since you got your copy of PathFinder?
Have you upgraded to High Sierra without reinstalling your PathFinder?
Would you like to give it a try? I'm suggesting this since we don't really get reports of this issue nowadays.
Please note that this will erase all of your preferences but it's important to clean up all of the traces:
Download the latest version of the app from our site
Copy zipped app to the Applications folder
Unzip it into the Apps folder and launch
Though it doesn't look very likely to be fixed this way since you had this issue even at pre-High Sierra times.
Would you like to share, is there anything quite unusual in your software that could affect PathFinder?
So we have our further investigation of this issue.
The only unusual thing that is possible is I run SoftRAID, but it's hard to say if this is a factor or not. Since you mentioned a while ago this was a bug that wasn't fixed, I'm hoping it's something that can be addressed sooner rather than later.
I find quitting Path Finder and reopening it fixes it for a "while" (some hours), but then the issue returns. Super frustrating.
Still having this issue - been going on years - still an issue on my new 2018 Mac mini. The trash in the dock shows files in it, but emptying the trash from the dock does nothing. I have to empty the trash from the Path Finder menu. Path Finder -> Empty Trash.
I think the issue is having SoftRAID volumes. If I empty the trash of files from a NON-SoftRAID volume, it empties fine from the dock. If I delete files from a SoftRAID volume, the dock trash icon won't work correctly.
Thank you in advance for any help. Would love this to be finally resolved.