Path Finder
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Path Finder is a file browser that combines the familiar Finder interface with the powerful utilities and innovative features.

Just a small selection of the Path Finder 6 feature set:
  • Dual pane file browser
  • Tabs to quickly manage multiple locations on your hard drive in one window
  • Reorder how your files are listed to suit your personal preferences
  • View invisible files and navigate inside of Mac OS X packages quickly and easily
  • Access your frequently used folders, files, and applications with the Shelf, and save multiple Shelf
What's New
Version 6.5.3:
  • We've released a hot-fix to resolve the scrolling issue introduced in PF 6.5.1, and resolved a few other issues in 6.5.2.
  • We've also discovered that the problems with QuickLook, such as images appearing slowly or not at all, are also appearing in Finder, and the issue is within Apple's QuickLook API. We've submitted bug reports to Apple, and we'll attempt to develop a workaround until a change is made in the QuickLook API/OSX.
Version 6.5.3:
  • We've released a hot-fix to resolve the scrolling issue introduced in PF 6.5.1, and resolved a few other issues in 6.5.2.
  • We've also discovered that the problems with QuickLook, such as images appearing slowly or not at all, are also appearing in Finder, and the issue is within Apple's QuickLook API. We've submitted bug reports to Apple, and we'll attempt to develop more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later





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Path Finder User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 6.x:
(95)
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Overall:
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+9

ohmmmmmm reviewed on 03 Apr 2014
Just a comment IMHO:

Be careful. I think this adds a "Remove from Dock" menu to the trash can icon. It is too easy to accidentally select and deletes your trash icon. To get it back requires the deletion of a preference file and a reboot. If you subsequently decide to delete Path Finder, the menu remains requiring that you mess with the System to get it back without the menu.
[Version 6.5.3]


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+86
Markoh commented on 07 Mar 2014
Is there a chance of reducing the shadow of the desktop icon fonts ever so slightly? :)

Otherwise an excellent update!
[Version 6.5.1]

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Markoh replied on 08 Mar 2014
6.5.2 fixed the issue. Cheers!!
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+2

Nova-Bossa reviewed on 20 Feb 2014
I couldn't live without this application!
[Version 6.5]


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+3

+15

IgorFreiberger reviewed on 03 Jan 2014
Since I switched, about 1,5 year ago, I found necessary to have a Finder replacement. Path Finder was one of my first app purchases and I never came back to Finder since them. It offers deep customization, complete control of folders and files, a number of excellent features and a nice UI. The rename tool and the comprehensive adjust of permissions are wonderful. Split window, smart ordering and custom shortcuts are essential resources not available on Finder. Search tool goes far beyond Spotlight and you can keep saved searches. And, if needed, you can also use Path Finder as image viewer or FTP client. Localization to Brazilian Portuguese is almost perfect, much above the average localizations we see in non-Apple apps. Points to improve are help and knowledge documentation, the possibility to reorder lateral panel groups and more control to rename tool. Although a bit expensive, this app deserves every cent Cocoatech asks for it. I am really glad to had chosen PF as a Finder replacement since the beggining of my Mac experience.
[Version 6.5]


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+2

+31

Marcossi reviewed on 03 Jan 2014
Served me well for many years. Never had any problems with it. Also important (for me) is that there is not a new update every week!
[Version 6.5]


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+2

+2

Svjustice reviewed on 03 Jan 2014
I've used it for years, through three versions now, and it's one of the small handful of applications that are so reliable and so important that I forget they're there. I think about Pathfinder only when some other application throws up a Finder window, and I think, "What kind of clumsy toy is that?" Pathfinder's features are not showy, but they are elegantly usable and make routine things easy. Like the Path Navigator, which means that I can always tell just where I am, and the Drop Stack, which speeds up sorting materials out of a Download folder remarkably. So many little things that save a mouse-click here, opening a new window there: it takes a lot of the little irritations out of managing files. And the thing has been, in my experience, rock-solid; I don't believe it has ever crashed. I wondered when I bought it whether it would prove worth the money. It was.
[Version 6.5]


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bttrmlk commented on 17 Dec 2013
I used TinkerTool 5.0 to disable the Recent Items and all freezes of PF 6.4.5 stopped under 10.9.1. Previously I had to force-quit PF, remove Recent Items manually, and then restart PF. No more!
[Version 6.4.5]


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+28
Panthera commented on 25 Nov 2013
Crashes on launch. Worthless.
[Version 6.4.5]

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+4

+100
MacUpdate-Jess replied on 26 Nov 2013
I'm not having any problems with the app, Panthera. Why don't you try contacting the developer at

help [at] cocoatech [dot] com

Their support team will probably want something like Crash Reporter logs or Console logs, but will be happy to help.
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+5

+13
Ozron replied on 02 Dec 2013
Actually comments like this are worthless. PF has always worked fine for me over several years, but that's not to say you have a valid issue with your particular Mac. Unless you have contacted their support team, who do provide excellent support BTW, your comment provides no value.

What hardware and O/S are you running? What messages are displayed in the system logs? Have you tried uninstalling and reinstalling it?
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+1

+13

Rjmorita reviewed on 25 Nov 2013
I very, very rarely use Finder any more.
[Version 6.4.5]


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+2

+2

Wolpertinger reviewed on 15 Nov 2013
A lot of useful features as a Finder replacement. However, I encountered several stability issues, with the program sometimes crashing for no obvious reason. It also has problems with directories on network drives, with views not getting updated.

My biggest gripe however is that on my ML Server machine, Pathfinder seems to cause random dismounts of network shares, even in the midst of a file copy operation! Since June, I contacted the developers three times about this, once on their forum, and twice via email. I never got any reply. Have to say that I am very disappointed...
[Version 6.4]


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Pheres had trouble on 06 May 2012
Why did the default file copy operation behavior change from v5 to v6? This has not been a change for the better. Here is what I mean:

Let's say you are copying a folder with 15 files from one location to another. Then for whatever reason, you stop the copy operation when Path Finder is in the middle of copying the 12th file. In v5, the 11 files that have completed copying would remain in the new location. But in v6, all the files disappear in the new location whenever you stop a copy operation in progress.

Why was this change made? It doesn't make any sense.
[Version 6.0.0]


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+42
Peternsteinmetz had trouble on 17 Apr 2012
Disk image doesn't open and mount on my copy of Lion 10.7.3 on a MacBook Pro.
[Version 6.0.0]

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+42
Peternsteinmetz replied on 17 Apr 2012
OK, strangely PathFinder was hiding the license dialog. Seems to install all right and is basically running on Lion.
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+243
Monkeyjunkey had trouble on 10 Jan 2012
I wish it would properly update the view when files get changed/deleted/moved. Often a restart of PathFinder is necessary. Nasty bug, has existed for a long time. They even have something in their bug ticker matching this, but that bug is set to "fixed". Maybe they should consider re-opening it. I assume this is the same issue: http://feedback.cocoatech.com/forums/275-general/suggestions/87196-improve-file-list-and-icon-refreshing
[Version 5.8.1]


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+37
Bobzozus had trouble on 09 May 2011
This is not necessarily the program's trouble- it is my own. I am thinking of purchasing Pathfinder (it is on sale elsewhere for the next few days.) However, I am not sure why I would do so, except for it's excellent reputation. I use the excellent Default Folder to place files where I want them. I use EagleFiler or iDocument to organize them (based on need). Keep a pretty clean download folder. Have DeltaWalker to do folder comparison. So, I'm just curious if I'm missing something by not purchasing Pathfinder. I'm not a power user- just a normal, somewhat knowledge user who does not program or do graphic work. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks!
[Version 5.7.3]

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gatovadio replied on 22 Jul 2011
eaglefiler and idocument rely on a newer library and tagging trend. path finder is a full featured file manager with full access to the file system and its directory structure (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_manager).
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+37
Bobzozus replied on 22 Jul 2011
Thank you. I did purchase when I had a difficult time handling a bunch of files (renaming task). I use it sparingly, but am glad that I made the purchase. It may be more useful to me in Lion- since, I am not sure that I am going to like the changes made to the finder.
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+90
Sherman Wilcox had trouble on 14 Jan 2011
Just downloaded 5.7.3, it refuses to launch.
[Version 5.7.3]


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+6
Carlosalbert0 had trouble on 13 Mar 2010
I am having serious trouble with the keyboard navigation. Sometimes, when in Column View, hitting a series of keys just moves the selection to a folder/file starting by those letters. Some other times it jumps to the next column and selects something there. Please tell me if I am doing something wrong. Things kinda improved when I disabled the "Smart Sorting" option, but still don't get this fast Finder way to get to where you want.
[Version 5.6.3]


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+110
Frodo_life had trouble on 10 Mar 2010
actually open any text file from PF even if you choose text Edit as default editor crashes PF (at least on my machine)

please test your software before releasing it
[Version 5.6.1]

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+767
Robotank replied on 10 Mar 2010
5.6.2 was also released today. Perhaps it addresses the bug you're experiencing. In any case, it must address something urgent to have two releases within a day.
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+767
Robotank replied on 10 Mar 2010
Yeah, never mind what I said before. In 5.6.2 Path Finder is crashing any time I open or right click on a document, whether that document is set to open in Path Finder's text editor or another application. I'm submitting a bug report to the developer immediately.
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+110
Frodo_life had trouble on 10 Mar 2010
open a read me text file with build in text editor will crash PathFinder. I can consistently repeat this
[Version 5.6.1]


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+70
hugelshofer had trouble on 17 Dec 2009
I am stuck at Leopard at the moment and I would like to get into Pathfinder.

How is the support behaviour history of CocoaTech for older Systems?
Are older Versions still supported after a new release?

PS: I post here, because Support did not reply my eMail for some days...
[Version 5.5.6]

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+1

+124
Lee123 replied on 21 Dec 2009
My experience has been that some bugs and problems never get fixed even in the new versions. Support for older versions as in fixing problems, not gonna happen.
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+70
hugelshofer had trouble on 17 Dec 2009
Does the actual (MU Promo) License Code work with older versions for MacOSX LEO ??
[Version 5.5.6]

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+1
Dw4 replied on 24 Dec 2009
I would also appreciate an answer to the question posed Dec 17, 09: Does the actual (MU Promo) License Code work with older versions for MacOSX Leopard? Lots of us are dead-ended at Leopard but would like to take advantage of this deal. Thanks to whomever can answer.
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+1

+70
hugelshofer commented on 02 Jan 2010
Yes, it does support the older version for MacOSX LEO (as the developper told me).

+1

Godefroyr rated on 12 Mar 2014

[Version 6.5.3]



+34

Moogan rated on 12 Mar 2014

[Version 6.5.3]



+7

sysnetarea rated on 13 Feb 2014

[Version 6.5]



Léonux rated on 13 Feb 2014

[Version 6.5]



+8

Widber rated on 03 Jan 2014

[Version 6.5]



Quisemarre rated on 21 Nov 2013

[Version 6.4]



+8

Widber rated on 12 Nov 2013

[Version 6.4]



Ednan rated on 10 Nov 2013

[Version 6.4]



yg400 rated on 31 Oct 2013

[Version 6.4]



+8

Widber rated on 11 Oct 2013

[Version 6.3]


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Version Downloads:6,754
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Demo
Date:11 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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Path Finder is a file browser that combines the familiar Finder interface with the powerful utilities and innovative features.

Just a small selection of the Path Finder 6 feature set:
  • Dual pane file browser
  • Tabs to quickly manage multiple locations on your hard drive in one window
  • Reorder how your files are listed to suit your personal preferences
  • View invisible files and navigate inside of Mac OS X packages quickly and easily
  • Access your frequently used folders, files, and applications with the Shelf, and save multiple Shelf setups to suit different activities
  • Pause drag-and-drop operations by putting files into the Drop Stack for future use
  • Create and convert disk images
  • Access the OS X command line
  • Much, much more!


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