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Can't Create New Files with Fetch (2 posts)

  • Started 3 years ago by Alex
  • Latest reply 3 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Alex Member

    We had to upgrade to 5.8 due to the new Mac OS upgrade and in doing so we've run into a show stopper.

    Specifically, when we try to make a new file (text file) using the Fetch method of clicking edit while not selected on anything (which is so weird BTW), fetch will open a window asking what editor we want to use. We pick BBEDIT and tell it to remember, but then fetch opens a new window and just spins... endlessly. It never makes the file and never sends anything to BBEDIT.

    For testing we also tried using other editors like TEXT and same result. It is definitely NOT BBEDIT.

    We found a "workaround" that is even weirder. We have to make a new folder in the directory we want to make a new file in first. Once we make a directory, the click nothing edit works as expected and a new file is made happily and sent to BBEDIT (or any other editor).

    As workarounds go that is tolerable until we learned that once you navigate to another directory (like up to a parent) you have to repeat the process AGAIN... The only way this works is if we make new directories every time we move through folders.

    This is getting nuts.
    This is a school with 30 kids all working through dozens and dozens of folders and the directory creation for every new file is tiring quickly.

    Can we get a confirmation on this? I would LOVE to see Fetch with a simply New File menu btw. I cant help be think this is somewhat related to the absolutely weird way you have to make new files in fetch.

    FTR, this problem did/does not exist on 5.7 as we still have that on a couple machines who didnt need 5.8 for the new OS.


    Posted 3 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator


    I think I've found the source of this problem. If you contact me at I can send a link to a test version of Fetch with a fix.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 years ago #


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