Path Finder
Path Finder
9.0.4

3.0

Path Finder free download for Mac

Path Finder

9.0.4
21 November 2019

Powerful, award-winning Finder alternative.

Overview

Path Finder makes you a master of file management. Take full control over your file system. Save your time: compare and synchronize folders, view hidden files, use Dual Pane and full keyboard navigation to browse your file system. Work how you want: extreme customization allows you to access most tools in many different ways to suit your workflow. Work seamlessly with other platforms: don't leave any hidden .DS_Store files on non-Mac volumes, delete files securely and completely with the powerful delete feature from any volume type, search any network volume.

Features
  • View and manipulate hidden files
  • Dual Pane View
  • Full keyboard navigation
  • Folder comparison and synchronization
  • Folder merging
  • Batch renaming
  • Powerful file filtering
  • One-click dual-pane copy
  • Bookmarks and Tab Presets
  • ACL editor
  • File tagging
  • Editable Path Navigator
  • Powerful low-level search
  • Smart sorting
  • Advanced selection
  • Integrated terminal
  • Integrated text and image editors

Unfortunately, we no longer support nor distribute PF5 or below. Click here to learn how to upgrade to a current version.

What's new in Path Finder

Version 9.0.4:
News, changes and improvements:
  • Added ability to add custom files into the browser window toolbar using file selector (the old way with drag'n'drop stopped working in macOS 10.14 Mojave).
  • Added ability to add regular files into Sidebar's "Favorites".
  • Postpone copying, moving, deleting or archiving files if they are busy
  • Fixed disabling automatic update checks.
  • Fixed potential crash when looking for SMB shares.
  • Fixed potential random crash when connected to Windows server with
  • Fixed potential crash when creating RAM disk.
  • Path Finder 9 brings back collapsable module shelves, known from version 7 and earlier. There are four shelves, on each side of the browser window. But now, each shelf is fully customizable and can accomodate for arbitrary number of freely arranged and customised modules, known from version 8. Hence, Path Finder 9 merges the best of both worlds; many customized modules, easilly collapsable to gain more browsing space when necessary
  • Appart from collapsable shelfs, Path Finder 9 brings many significant improvements in the way applicaton performs and behaves. It improves compatibility with macOS 10.15 Catalina, fixes many potential crashes, memory and CPU consumption issues, UI and other bugs and annoyances. Numerous small features are added and exising one improved and redesigned. Overall, the application is more robust and stable, providing a solid foundation for further development and improvements.

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487 Path Finder Reviews

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The Philosofox
02 November 2019

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I'm still in love with Pathfinder, although the time with PF8 was filled with rough experiences and feels like an abusive relationship in hindsight. At the same time, PF seems to be back to a 18month release schedule. Upgrade price was 18$ this time... (by the way, all PF8 users got promised 12month of up to date usage, seems somehow fair). I'm happy the developers keep working on it and I'm willing to continue the ride, but they are cashing in on my good will at the moment. If it's another rough ride, I'll hand in the divorce papers for sure. But for now, I'm still willing to let the app be my work horse on the mac.
Like (6)
Version 9.0
dwp-1
21 November 2019
No access to iCloud or Documents in PathFinder or am I hopefully missing something? Been a paid user on and off since you came out ;) I do have to admit you have been more than fair with the pricing on your updates and for people to complain is just plain ridiculous. Most people don't get how difficult and time consuming managing a project of this size. I feel for you and wish you the best. I think it is Steve, correct?
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Version 9.0.4
Lvdoc
21 November 2019
I'm sticking with Version 8 since I don't want to get caught up in a yearly subscription. However, at this juncture, version 8 keeps popping up an "upgrade to version 9!" message frequently. I dismiss it, but it's really annoying, especially since I turned off "Check for new updates" in preferences. I may go to ForkLift if this keeps up. I've loved PF for many years, but either sell me a license for a given version or leave me alone.
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Version 9.0.4
Amgwanagitbhuti
16 November 2019
In the new version, does the drop stack remain open? I can't seem to keep it open in version 8. It always collapses eventually and I have to open it prior to dragging files into it. Really useless.
Like (1)
Version 9.0.3
1 answer(s)
Cocoatech
Cocoatech
16 November 2019
This bug was fixed right away. Please download the latest maintenance update.
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Version 9.0.3
KatRoss
15 November 2019
I followed Path finder since the beginning , bought every update . Now I cannot even try it , the window goes crazy each time I click on update or try It's a mess again! Back to Path Finder 7, the last useful one. Please fix the bugs
Like (1)
Version 9.0.3
1 answer(s)
KatRoss
KatRoss
15 November 2019
Plus there is no help at all! If you click on PathFinder help you get to Path Finder 8, very generic help
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Version 9.0.3
vgelfand
07 November 2019
The application is very good but the store is glitchy and customer support does not exist. They charged me twice (once the discount upgrade price, once the list price) and I still had a hard time entering the license number (the software reported that my email address is incorrect). My
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Version 9.0.2
3 answer(s)
KatRoss
KatRoss
15 November 2019
I had a similar issue! Still waiting an answer .
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Version 9.0.3
KatRoss
KatRoss
15 November 2019
I'm still waiting for an answer about email issue
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Version 9.0.3
Cocoatech
Cocoatech
16 November 2019
We will process your refund for duplicate purchase as soon as possible. Sorry for the delays, they may happen after a big release.
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Version 9.0.3
ecxstar
04 November 2019
We've been using PF since it first came out (long time). I still have receipts as far back as 2006 from our first purchases. While PF9 is the new shiny version, we'll be sticking with PF8 for a while. PF is getting mature enough that we feel we don't need to upgrade (even with Catalina) to every new version. Back in the early days of Mac's finder app, PF was a necessity! Now it's a nice to have product.
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Version 9.0
gryphonent
02 November 2019
No release notes for Pathfinder 9 on MacUpdate nor the developer's website? Strange. But looking at the features one understands why: This is a mere bugfix release offering compatibility to Catalina. That's it. No new features as far as I can see. Plus, with the upgrade to version 9 your serial will only be valid for 1 year, whereas if you stick to version 8 it's valid as long as the app runs on the Mac OS. Sorry, but I keep my USD 18.- for the time being.
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Version 9.0
3 answer(s)
Cocoatech
Cocoatech
04 November 2019
Path Finder 9 brings back collapsible module shelves. There are four shelves, on each side of the browser window. But now, each shelf is fully customizable and can accommodate for arbitrary number of freely arranged and customized modules. The new license system is not a subscription - if you buy Path Finder 9 you will be able to use it forever and the license will not stop working. More than that - if you bought Path Finder 8, say, 6 months ago, you can use Path Finder 9 six more months for free (so one year in total) and only then be prompted for the upgrade price. You can see this as a grace free period time offer for those, who already own a license. And once more: any version you buy will be valid forever. So this is definetely not a subscription.
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Version 9.0
WetNet
WetNet
04 November 2019
Cocoatech < So I currently upgraded to PF9. All will continue to receive updates to PF9 for as long as I have it. When PF 10 is released then I would have to pay for that version and receive updates as I did on PF9?
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Version 9.0.1
WetNet
WetNet
04 November 2019
Cocoatech < So I currently upgraded to PF9. And I will continue to receive updates to PF9 for as long as I have it. When PF 10 is released then I would have to pay for that version and receive updates as I did on PF9?
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Version 9.0.1
The Philosofox
02 November 2019
I'm still in love with Pathfinder, although the time with PF8 was filled with rough experiences and feels like an abusive relationship in hindsight. At the same time, PF seems to be back to a 18month release schedule. Upgrade price was 18$ this time... (by the way, all PF8 users got promised 12month of up to date usage, seems somehow fair). I'm happy the developers keep working on it and I'm willing to continue the ride, but they are cashing in on my good will at the moment. If it's another rough ride, I'll hand in the divorce papers for sure. But for now, I'm still willing to let the app be my work horse on the mac.
Like (6)
Version 9.0
Big77
02 November 2019
All I can tell from the version 9 release notes (on their blog, since they are missing on the Release Notes section) is that Pathfinder 9 now is a subscription even though Cocoatech says it's not. Basically, it appears that now you rent Path Finder a year at a time and when your year is up, Path Finder stops working. How is this not a subscription? Or do I misunderstand?
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Version 9.0
4 answer(s)
snozdop
snozdop
03 November 2019
Their blog explaining the new licensing system must be the most confusing description of a buying process I've ever read. I think it means that whatever version of PF you purchase is yours to use for as long as you want (or can) but to keep getting the version upgrades you have to pay annually. Which, yes, sounds like a subscription to most. The only difference with this and an Adobe or Microsoft subscription is that you can keep using the exact version you initially "purchased" forever (even if you've subsequently upgraded to a later version during your year of updates).
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Version 9.0
gryphonent
gryphonent
03 November 2019
I read it the other way. PF9 will stop working after 1 year. PF8 will run forever (theoretically).
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Version 9.0
Cocoatech
Cocoatech
04 November 2019
We are sorry for not being clear enough in explaining our license model. The new license system is not a subscription - if you buy Path Finder 9 you will be able to use it forever and the license will not stop working. More than that - if you bought Path Finder 8, say, 6 months ago, you can use Path Finder 9 six more months for free (so one year in total) and only then be prompted for the upgrade price. You can see this as a grace free period time offer for those, who already own a license. And once more: any version you buy will be valid forever. So this is definetely not a subscription.
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Version 9.0
Big77
Big77
04 November 2019
Thank you for clarifying. I don't have much of an issue with the licensing scheme then. As long as the existing app keeps running and I can upgrade to latest when and if needed, that's fair to me!
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Version 9.0.1
Dixie44
08 October 2019
I’ve been using PathFinder for 3 years, but had some issues with PF8. I tried to uninstall according to their instruction but could never get it to be completely uninstalled. I finally used Find Any File to locate PathFinder files in an obscure location not mentioned in their documentation. I’ll NOT reinstall this application in the future
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Version 8.6
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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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