Since updating my OS to 10.13.1 on a Retina MacBookPro, 15", Late 2013, 2 GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, PF build 1729 is running VERY slowly. It takes "forever" to open a directory and see its contents. I've attached an Activity Monitor log in case that would be helpful.
Hi Jordan, reinstalled as per instructions above,
issue still here, now with 20% on PF and >100% on QuicklookSatellite
After quitting PF, QuicklookSatellite goes to zero.
Activity monitor screenshot attached.
I also experience problems with high CPU load (PF 7.6.2, High Sierra 10.13.1). Seems that solution you mentioned in other post helps (View -> Sort by name). But it is a very important feature to sort files by its size. Do you plan to fix this issue in the upcoming updates?
Could you PLEASE fix the hight-cpu-using bug? Eben 7.6.2 doesn't stop cpu-usage at -200% as described several times here.
I don't know what the hell PF is doing while sqeezing the cpu.. After a PF-restart it is running well for some time, but this is not stable.
When do we get a fix?
I would also be interested in an ETA for a fix? This issue is now open for several weeks and I have to work with Finder now, which not exactly supports my workflow. So I kindly ask you to provide an ETA of a bug fix.
Me too. BTW, PF routinely uses over 17 GB of memory on my system (I have 8 GB installed). I uninstalled and reinstalled PF just two days ago per the instructions on this site, so that doesn't make a hill of beans worth of difference.
I can't use PF at this point, which is a shame. I've reinstalled multiple times and the bugs remain, so perhaps it is time to stop suggesting reinstallation almost reflexively. Two weeks ago we were told the developer (again, is this being outsourced?) was aware and on it. I have no other application that is this heavy on RAM or CPU while doing nothing in particular.
CPU usage runs high when viewing a folder with a lot of files.
Also, I cannot get Path Finder to calculate file size, even in a moderate-sized folder. It either never finishes or takes an extremely long time. I note that Finder doesn't have this problem on the same folder.
I've written scripts to quit Path Finder on sleep and open on wake and it still ends up consuming vast CPU cycles. It's been up for around 4 hours today and was eating 103.3% before I manually quit it. Craziness.
It's not entirely gratifying to read that FP 8 is due in April, since that suggests that focus on the new (no doubt paid) version and not on fixing the problem with 7.6.2
I may have some insight into this. I noticed that a static site generator was constantly compiling my site, as though something were constantly writing to a file. This happened during Path Finder high CPU times. What I've determined so far:
Path Finder is constantly rewriting certain files' Extended Attributes when those files are displayed in List View.
Icon view and Column view do not show the problem. And it doesn't happen to every file with extended attributes. But while it's doing this, if you try to remove one of these files' extended attributes, they will be immediately put back by Path Finder if it's showing the file in List view.
I've attached a sample from while this is happening. I would attach the files involved, but I don't think the extended attributes would come with them.
I did a little more experimentation on the affected files. If you quit Path Finder, remove an affected file's extended attributes, and relaunch Path Finder in List view, it still adds the attributes back. These are the attributes that Path Finder keeps reapplying to one of the files; they're all related to Finder tags, it seems:
Removing the Tags column in each tab completely eliminates the high CPU usage and, on my system, some weird blinking display and mouse problems. So if you can live without viewing Tags, there is a workaround until this unbelievably frustrating bug is fixed. It has been making Path Finder unusable for some time now -- and it is my most-used app.
on 13 Feb, 2018 04:38 PM
I'm having periodic issues with PF7 as well. I've never used "Tags" so this doesn't seem to be my issue. The app will just, seemingly randomly, lock up after I click on a file and I get the spinning beach ball for several minutes. After reboot, it seems to be fine for a while and then it locks up again.
I thought I had solved the issue by turning off Preview in the bottom panes, but that only seemed to make it longer before I'd have an issue.
Pathfinder is unusable to me right now. I love this program, but I can't use it at all. Back to the Finder. I hope the developers are looking for a fix and not, as others have rumored, just working on PF8 that won't come out for several months.
Never used tags as well.
Three months passed and we still have no solution.
Were you dev guys able to reproduce the issue?
Why there are so many different workarounds?
What's the root cause?
What feedback and diagnostics required to finally fix this?
I note that I have this issue on my machine that is using FileVault, but I don’t seem to have it on another that is not encrypted. What are others experiencing? Not sure it matters, but I thought I’d mention it.