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Path Finder for Mac

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    Dec. 30, 2010
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    Free to try; $39.95 to buy
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For many Mac users, the Finder provides plenty of functionality. But if you're looking for more powerful control over your files and desktop, Path Finder can be an attractive alternative. This standalone file browser complements and improves on the Finder, with scores of useful integrated features.

The program lets you quickly access favorites; view the contents of almost any file in a preview drawer; and move files more easily using the Shelf and Drop Stack. Other features include the capability to compress and decompress files; mount disk images; view invisible files, securely delete files, and work from the command line. You can even put a Trash back on your desktop (and out of the Dock). This latest version is only for Mac OS X 10.6 or later, but adds several important new features.

If you want a little more control over files and folders, a better way to transfer files, and many other features, Path Finder is great utility for those using Mac OS X Snow Leopard or later.

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3 stars

"Nice tool for a windows convert, but too expensive."

January 10, 2011  |  By BtBrim611

 |  Version: Path Finder 5.7.2


intuitive, and able work and move files much more intuitively than Finder. Pathfinder is smoother and allows me to clean trash files from thumb drives, copy and move with a single window and much more.


$40 is a ridiculous price for this 'app', even if the guy who created it lives in California.


Works very well but priced twice its value. I'd pay $20, but won't pay $40.

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4 stars

"It's allright"

January 05, 2011  |  By gurnx

 |  Version: Path Finder 5.7.2


Seems like every OS needs an aftermarket dual-pane tabbed file manager interface. This is the 'big gun' for the Mac OS.


If you're offline you won't be able to view help videos. If you're a windows convert and were using xplorer2 this is the closest thing you'll find on the mac.

To the developer: please rename! 'path finder' is too generic. Maybe 'PathFinderMac'?

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.7.2
  1. Fixed a performance issue in list view.
  2. Fixed a refresh issue when setting labels on volumes.
  3. Fixed an issue restoring the column view state after an update.
  4. Fixed some issues with coverflow.
  5. Fixed cpu hogging issue with menu validation.
  6. Fixed a problem of overlapping icons on the desktop.
  7. Fixed a problem with the autoupdater for non admin user accounts.
Publisher Cocoatech
Publisher web site http://www.cocoatech.com/
Release Date December 30, 2010
Date Added December 30, 2010
Version 5.7.2
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac/OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 20.29MB
File Name PF7.zip
Total Downloads 39,752
Downloads Last Week 12
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $39.95

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