Large folders take very long to open

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27 Jan, 2018 11:32 AM


several people have reported this problem, several years ago.

I have just bought the new release and it seems that you guys are not working on solving the problem. I do have the same problem as Alisa reported on March 2016.

In this situation Path Finder is useless.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Path Finder Sup... on 27 Jan, 2018 08:25 PM

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    Hi Naim,

    Thanks for pointing this out. 

    I will, of course, report this to our developers. 
    In case you'd like to assist, please follow the instruction on collecting a process sample: 

    1. Open Path Finder and reproduce the problem.
    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.

    Don't hesitate to contact us should any questions arise. 

    Best Regards,
    Path Finder Support Team

  2. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 27 Jan, 2018 08:25 PM.

  3. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 27 Jan, 2018 08:38 PM

  4. 2 Posted by julian.prokaza on 29 Jan, 2018 11:40 AM

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    Same problem here, though it happens with folders that only contain three or four text files. PF itself is also getting very beachbally and non-responsive. A clean install of PF a few months ago fixed the problem the last time it happened, but now it's back.

    PF 7.8.2 (1729) on Mac OS 10.13.3. Sample file on the way.

  5. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 30 Jan, 2018 05:55 PM.

  6. Path Finder Support Team re-opened this discussion on 30 Jan, 2018 05:55 PM

  7. 3 Posted by ninipi on 23 Feb, 2018 02:23 PM

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    Hello! Oh, it's a great problem for me. Please, write to me on Thanks!

  8. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 24 Feb, 2018 02:06 PM.

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