Path Finder for Mac

Path Finder for Mac

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 161 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.8.3
File Size:
25.32MB
Date Added:
November 30, 2007
Price:
Free to try; $34.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Total Downloads:
36,679
Downloads Last Week:
36
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher

Editors' review

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 ability to compress and decompress files; mount disk images; view invisibles, securely delete files, and work from the command line. You can even put a Trash on your desktop. This latest version is Tiger-only but adds several important new features. This Finder alternative is great for those who have always wanted more control over customizing Mac OS X.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.2

    out of 161 votes

    • 5 star: 94
    • 4 star: 36
    • 3 star: 17
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 10
  • Current Version:

    3.7

    out of 3 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 1 stars

    "New Version Doesn't Work on MacBook Air"

    December 12, 2013   |   By brianprice6

    Version: Path Finder 6.4.5

    Pros

    If I could get it to work I might be able to publish something positive about the product....

    Cons

    This had difficult installing, then would not work once installed. i checked out their tech support and there appears to be an issue with this product installing correctly on some MacBook Air machines. The developers have not been able to resolve this over the month or so they've known about it....so may not be the best time to be trying to trail this software.

    Summary

    Try to install - if it doesn't work uninstall and wait a few months until they get this problem resolved. No sense wasting your time on someone else's problem.....meanwhile I will look for a product that actually works on my machine.

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  • 1 stars

    "Refuses to install on my iMac running macosx 10.6.3"

    August 31, 2013   |   By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

    Version: Path Finder 6.3

    Pros

    Don't know; wouldn't install

    Cons

    wouldn't install

    Summary

    Where to begin - - - wouldn't install

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  • 3 stars

    "Does not clean up quick menu after uninstalling"

    November 21, 2011   |   By NayanBheda

    Version: Path Finder 5.7.8

    Pros

    Tried trial and found it ok

    Cons

    I uninstalled Pathfinder thru various uninstallers. However, whenever I right click on any folder, I get option of "Show Info"and "Reveal". On clicking any of these options, I get error message saying that associated application is missing.

    How do I remove these links?
    I don't want to install Pathfinder again

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  • 1 stars

    "Zero confidence"

    November 09, 2011   |   By Rumboogy

    Version: Path Finder 5.7.8

    Pros

    I have been trying out Path Finder 5.7.8 for about a week. In general it seems like a good power-user tool.

    Cons

    But I lost confidence in it today when I tried to copy a 150 GB folder to a USB drive. The progress bar indicted that the copy was 300 GB and when I looked in the destination folder the directory structure was getting scrambled. Files and folders where in the wrong locations.

    Summary

    Because Path Finder screwed up something so simple (folder copy) I have lost faith in this tool. This makes one think that it could do serious damage to your data. I will be uninstalling it.

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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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

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

    Summary

    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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    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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  • 4 stars

    "It is what I use in place of finder"

    November 14, 2010   |   By jodieth

    Version: Path Finder 5.7

    Pros

    Easily finds what I am looking for.

    Cons

    I haven't really found any cons. I consider myself an intermediate on my mac.
    There is still so much to learn.

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  • 5 stars

    "I no longer use Finder"

    November 13, 2010   |   By jsovey

    Version: Path Finder 5.7

    Pros

    Many features and new efficient ways to work. get things done easier. Tabbed windows mean no need for many finder windows opened and scattered. Very customizable. Just packed with Features

    Cons

    Used it for a few days now and have only seen benefits

    Summary

    If there is anything you wanted to do with finder but couldn't, even things you didn't know you needed, Path Finder is the way to do it. I was reserved at first to replace finder but soon realized its just like finder only + more. Well worth it. Why is no major operating system offering tabbed file browsers?

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  • 4 stars

    "I am very pleased with Pathfinder."

    November 08, 2010   |   By teddchilless

    Version: Path Finder 5.7

    Pros

    Everyone should be using it to manage your files. I move from three PC's to MacBook Pro. I had duplicate files and I was lost until I found Pathfinder. It has been so easy to use.

    Cons

    A few more videos would be helpful learning all the features.

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  • 5 stars

    "Really awesome program for the power user"

    October 23, 2010   |   By OJB

    Version: Path Finder 5.6.8

    Pros

    Lots of useful features, tabbed interface, many developer/technical functions, stable, easy to use.

    Cons

    A few features not so well implemented so that I still use the Finder as well.

    Summary

    I use Path Finder as my main file browsing program instead of the Finder. I like the tabbed interface which makes it easy to have lots of locations open simultaneously. I also like the many features which are useful to power users or programmers which the Finder doesn't have. It is very stable and just as fast as the Finder for most operations. Recommended for all Mac power users!

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