Path Finder
Path Finder


Path Finder free download for Mac

Path Finder9.3.4

01 June 2020

Powerful, award-winning Finder alternative.


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.

  • 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 9.3.4:
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The Philosofox
02 November 2019
Version: 9.0

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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.
11 May 2020
Version: 9.2
I could not say it better than the review by The Philosofox on 02 Nov 19. I, too, started using Path Finder soon after migrating from Windows and Norton Commander well over a dozen years ago. Based on my own experience including the lingering voids in non-functioning features that remain unaddressed, I can only assume the passion this developer once had for this product has moved on. This is not to speak poorly of the individual(s) but rather the risk of becoming too dependent on developers with the best of intentions but who nonetheless need to make a living. Since profitability is based on margin or volume, it's reasonable to conclude that not as many people rely on file management utilities, strange as that seems to those of us that desperately do!
17 April 2020
Version: 9.1
Big fan of this soft a few years back but something changed since then: no more frequent updates, bugs opened for years (eg: file tags aren't sync with the Finder, so they are useless). I paid for all the major versions, but I'll skip the 9th version for the first time. I would love to use it again but there are too many show-stoppers now, at least for me :(
10 April 2020
Version: 9.1
I wish I could give Pathfinder 9 a better review. I upgraded to Catalina and purchased an upgrade to Pathfinder 9. Pretty much all the functionality that wasn in PF8 works in PF9. I use multiple desktops (three finger swipe right or left) so that I don't have to juggle multiple windows and apps on one desktop. I can have an e-mail client on one desktop, a word processing program on another, a web browser on a third, and so on.. The reason I uninstalled the app is because when opening a PF browser on one desktop, the browser window appears on all desktops often being the topmost window. If I have multiple PF9 browsers open, all of them appear on every desktop. I've gone from relatively clean desktops to cluttered ones. An app that is supposed to increase productivity has made productivity more difficult. Another annoyance is that I created an alias to a network share I use from home through a VPN connection. The alias fails when I double click it in PF9. The same alias works in the Finder. Not a huge annoyance because I could still access the share through the Connect to Server option. The problem with the same file browser windows on multiple desktops does not occur with the Finder nor did it occur with PF8 in High Sierra. The same with alias's to network shares. If these are something that Cocoatech has no control over because of Catalina, that's fine (like access to iPhones). I wish they would just say so. Until I'm certain that that at least the PF9 browser windows are fixed, I will not be using PF9 nor will I take a chance on paying for an upgrade.
24 March 2020
Version: 9.1
I used to love Path Finder, but had to stop using it because its desktop refresh function broke. IOW, when I mount/unmount a drive, or add/remove an icon on the desktop, the desktop doesn't refresh...all the icons remain the same. I have to do a Cmd-A to select all the desktop icons to force a refresh.
01 March 2020
Version: 9.0.8
This used to be a 5-star utility that was among the 3 first things I installed with a new system. Not sure what happened, but it sure feels like the original devs and quality control decided to go home and just let the interns run the show.
22 February 2020
Version: 9.0.6
Using this app forever, but it has become an absolute memory hog and many things just don't work, cant preview raw images (finder can preview) often wont connect to network drives and many small little things needs some serious QA and bug fixes
22 January 2020
Version: 9.0.6
Struggling to find the words to describe just how bad this application has gotten. I've archived most of my email but still found an email from 2008 and I'm pretty sure I've been using it longer than twelve years. Anyway, it just doesn't work properly. Batch rename is permanently greyed out. Creating a new file seems to work but does it appear in the file listing? No. When you overwrite it with another new text file does that appear in the listing? No. How about the drop stack? Broken. Why does it take over as the foreground application every time you switch to a space? Why does it hang? Why does it lock up my machine(s)? I bought PF8 in 2018. I barely use it now. It is a terrible piece of software.
19 January 2020
Version: 9.0.6
9.0.6 has not fixed the drop stack. It still collapses when files are removed from the stack, either by dragging them elsewhere or using the Remove Top/All command in the module. Locking the module when the drop stack is expanded does not prevent it from collapsing when it's emptied. Does anybody know how to achieve this?
16 January 2020
Version: 9.0.6
This version breaks my heart. I'm licensed for version 8 and EVERY SINGLE DAY there is a popup telling me to upgrade to version 9. The development team has mastered the art of nagging. I would think Cocoatech would want people to feel good about their app, but rather they want to nag us for money.
09 January 2020
Version: 9.0.6
They have a wonderful application, but awful support!!! I had purchased last year PF8 and I was upgrading without problem, until PF9.0.3 Then, at the completion of the year subscription, they asked me to pay again if I want to keep PF9. I paid again and I had PF9.0.3 Then, 10 days after my purchase of PF9.0.3, the app asks me to upgrade to PF9.0.5 but I should pay again!!!! For more than 1,5 month, I'm trying to contact them (emails, support, forum & facebook) mentioning my problem, they confirm that they received it, but nobody answers. That means that we should pay for every minor release or stick to the app we have. If we don't upgrade, then we must live with the various bugs of the early releases. Not a professional behaviour by a serious company!