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  • ulisesagain Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Peter Coxon: can you confirm that with Pathfinder 6 it is possible to color file and folder names the same way that we could do it with Finder before Mavericks had the "great" idea to take away that feature?

    Thanks. We may all go your way.

  • Grrregerrr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, Peter Coxon, I'm with ulisesagain; seriously waiting to know if Pathfinder returns past "coloring" efforts through Finder, or if completely new reassignments have to be implemented... which would be a travesty. That said, IF Apple never returned the great thing they once had (indescribably annoying!), I would eventually relent to starting the process all over again. And, with all the Pathfinder videos I've found demonstrating what it can do, I've never actually seen the color labels in action. They tout all the other "cool" features... yet I'd forego all of them and pay the bucks just to have that singular fuction! It's pathetic the way we are subject to the whims of engineers.

  • suckaboo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've been using an app called forklift as a stop gap.

     

    It's showing all of my old folder color assignments just fine. The only thing that bothers me is that I often use the "Show in Finder" contextual menu option for all sorts of workflows and file management. Unfortunately this of course does not "Show in Forklift" so I'm left with a fractured workflow that relies somewhat on both.

     

    Pretty dumb, but that's what it takes for now i guess.

     

    I tried Pathfinder too, and to me it really cluttered up the finder experience with extra panes and views that I don't appreciate in the mix

  • Grrregerrr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, suckaboo. Upon your suggestion, I downloaded it and I completely concur. It's really not the help hoped for, but now I can stop wondering if I'm missing something. I should've figured if everyone wasn't ranting about how it was the answer... well, you know.

     

    And, yes, the extra confusion of Pathfinder would certainly not be welcomed. Sigh...

     

    Thanks again, friend. I appreciate you offering your input as you have!

  • robertcoogan Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Folders Factory does NOT restore the old method of folder color tags.  It just changes the folders.  A lot of people here want the old system of colr labels back, not customized folders.  Folders Factory doesn't change the color of the folder names.

  • nigmia Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It seems that Apple have just reintroduced Applescript support to Numbers in a new update. That's promising, isn't it?

  • hotwheels 22 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi doug,

     

    yes. thanks. you have a point.

     

    i think the issue for me is that i upgraded to Mavericks on the laptop and then discovered that i can't upgrade from Mountain Lion on the Mac Pro due to the fact that i have an earlier Mac Pro and it apparently cannot upgrade to Mavericks. originally i was going to buy a new mac pro /simply/ to upgrade.

     

    i really didn't want to have to be operating on two OS's particularly due to the older/changed functionality in Pages, Numbers etcetera (which i don't like and which seems to have been changed back again in Mavericks) while on the other hand the new organizational tools with Reminders etcetera in Mavericks was a real boon. so now i can only enter /some/ organizational info on the laptop while on the other hand i have to keep track of two different methods for various software differences between the two OS's which i find a big pain - especially considering that i am also running XP and Windows 7 on the Mac Pro. this makes it really too complicated and not preferable to run two mac OS's.

     

    now i am finding it was actually great luck to be not able to upgrade as i cannot imagine what i would have to do if i lost all my colored labels in one fell swoop. i mean, if i ignore all the organizational help this provides in the 2 TB of data on this machine, simply trying to figure out how to organize the data on the /desktop/ alone on this computer would be a huge problem.

     

    i mean, for power users this is sort of a lose-lose. i can't realistically use Tags to organize a professional level of data due to the current implementation of tags while on the other hand i would lose my current organizational tools which has worked, and still works, awesome for me. i mean, losing labels would be like going back to my old PC days and this was a real hardship for me - that i missed on a near daily basis - in terms or organization and productivity.

     

    regards.

  • Gat0r Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)

    Well I just downloaded Path Finder 30 day free trial and already love it.  Should have done this long ago.  This is awesome and should be the real finder.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,610 points)

    If it can run ML it can run Mav, the requirements are the same.

  • StaceyR98 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I thoroughly regret having upgraded to Maverick today. Sigh. As a magazine publisher, using the color labels was how I managed my workflow from the start of a project all the way to the printer. Now, the only way I can see around that workflow (that worked very well for many years) is to make folders with status names. Cumbersome and clunky. Also, as some have said before, the tags/dots at the side of the folders is like seeing a needle in a haystack. When someone is working on the fly, a brightly colored folder stands out and thereby saves time. Again...sigh.

  • Grrregerrr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wishing you a dubious welcome to the club StaceyR98. I've been a Maccer since '89, and this is my most read forum to date (hoping for an encouraging word). You reflect mine and everyone's sentiments. If only there were posted warnings of changed/eliminated features within OS upgrades before you hit the DOWNLOAD button. Frankly, I've sometimes wondered if it was free because the anticipated backlash. May we see a reversion... and, soon...

  • Doug-H1955 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    While there may be applications that provide some sembilance of Labels, it appears that they just fall short.

     

    Eventually I just got tired of having to deal with the lack of Lables and waiting for Mavericks to reimpliment Labels. With a bit of perserverence, I got Mountain Lion mounted on a new drive and, with the help of Apple's Migration Assistant, was able to bring back all of the applications and files that had been taken over by Mavericks.

     

    For those who also eventually get tired of trying to work around Mavericks, it IS possible to get back to a functioning Mountain Lion. There are probably some benefits that Mavericks provides, but I found that getting Labels back more than compensates for their loss.

  • ebaker1954 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I too was just directly to this thread since I enquired as to how to turn on the color bars LOL silly me thinking that it would be that simple.

     

    APPLE - FIX THIS........ You blew it this time

  • Grrregerrr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Doug-H1955, if you recall, I was excited about going back to Mountain Lion upon your suggestion. Then, I realized I didn't have it on disk, and downloaded it from Apple. Does this mean I can't acquire ML unless I buy it again in disk form, or pay to download it again? I don't know how that works.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8 (40,330 points)

    Grrregerrr wrote:

     

    Doug-H1955, if you recall, I was excited about going back to Mountain Lion upon your suggestion. Then, I realized I didn't have it on disk, and downloaded it from Apple. Does this mean I can't acquire ML unless I buy it again in disk form, or pay to download it again? I don't know how that works.

    If your Mac didn't come with Mavericks, it will be in your Purchases tab. If it is not, unhide it: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4928

     

    If your Mac came with Mavericks preinstalled, then you will need to use Internet Recovery to restore Mountain Lion. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4718

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