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Compatibility with Apple's Big Sur (21 posts)

  • Started 4 months ago by Russell Nelson
  • Latest reply 5 days ago from Jim Matthews
  • Russell Nelson Member

    Do you have a Fetch version compatible with Apple's Big Sur?

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Russell Nelson Member

    I have a new mac mini and it is requesting an updated version of your Fetch Software. I wish to purchase.

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    You can download Fetch 5.8.1 at https://fetchsoftworks.com/fetch/download/latest

    I have received some reports of incompatibility with Big Sur, or at least with Big Sur when running network security software like Little Snitch. I am investigating these problems.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • marco Member

    hi,
    i have problems since i upgraded to big sur.. fetch opens dirs and says they are empty.. any hint?
    thanks
    Marco

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Marco,

    Are you running Little Snitch or any other network security software (e.g. Netbarrier, Virusbarrier, etc.)? I have received a number of reports of empty file lists on Big Sur, and I was able to reproduce the problem on my machine by installing Little Snitch.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • marco Member

    hi Jim,
    thanks for your answer. yes i use little snitch (as i used before updating).
    i tried to set rules but folders look empty quite randomly..
    best,
    Marco

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    I would try dragging Little Snitch to the Trash. I was able to get file lists after doing that.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • marco Member

    hi Jim,
    tried.. but still not working
    any other hint?

    thanks

    Marco

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    Do you have any other network security software installed, e.g. NetBarrier, VirusBarrier, Norton?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • marco Member

    nein,
    i had avast but have disabled it to be sure it wasn't conflicting

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi,

    It may not be enough to disable it. In Big Sur Apple introduced a new Network Extension Framework that all of these network security tools have to use in order to monitor network traffic. My guess is that there are bugs in the Network Extension Framework, with the result that if any application tries to use the framework, data is lost (and Fetch displays empty file lists) -- even if the application is disabled, and not trying to monitor or block anything. If this guess is correct, it is necessary to completely uninstall any program that is using the Network Extension Framework in order to avoid this problem.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • marco Member

    ok, i just downloaded a free ftp client to try and it's working.. i'm afraid it is an easier workaround than uninstalling all security software.. hope you (or apple) solve it so that i can come back to use fetch.. which i prefer!

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Bob Member

    I'm having two issues with Fetch 5.8.1 and Big Sur. The file listing is never there until you hit the refresh button.
    I'm able to upload files; however, anything I download yields an error when I attempt to open it. Prior to Big Sur
    I am running Norton 8.6 on this software and hardware:
    System Version: macOS 11.0.1 (20B29)
    Kernel Version: Darwin 20.1.0
    Boot Volume: Macintosh HD
    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac19,1
    Processor Name: 6-Core Intel Core i5
    Processor Speed: 3 GHz
    Number of Processors: 1
    Total Number of Cores: 6
    L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 9 MB
    Memory: 16 GB
    System Firmware Version: 1554.50.2.0.0
    SMC Version (system): 2.46f13

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Bob,

    Have you tried uninstalling Norton to see if that makes a difference?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Bob Member

    No I haven't as I had to get a new version of Norton to run when I installed Big Sur. It was having a problem resolving itself in the Full Disk Access preferences. I added Fetch to that preference but it didn't do any good I'll try uninstalling Norton

    Posted 4 months ago #

  • Alan G Member

    Hello Jim and Fellow Fetch Friends,

    I was able to fix my empty FTP root directory issue by upgrading to Fetch v5.8.1 on macOS Big Sur 11.0.1. I am *not* running Little Snitch or other third-party security software on my personally owned iMac. (I get it that some IT departments may not allow security software to be removed/disabled.)

    Cheers,
    Alan G

    Posted 3 months ago #

  • Brad Member

    I understand that Applescript no longer works in the latest version of Fetch. Any plans for that to return?

    Posted 3 weeks ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Brad,

    Yes, that's correct. I do hope to be able to restore that feature in a future update.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 3 weeks ago #

  • David Bishop Member

    I just got a new, MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019), running Catalina. I didn't think much about it and updated to Big Sur 11.2.3. This is where I learned that no backup software works with the system partition. So I just back-up the data partition.

    Using BBEdit 13.5.4. I updated the manuals to my software and sent them to the server with Fetch 5.8.1 which did not list the files. Refreshing did nothing. I am running Little Snitch 5.1.1. Fetch did ask to update too 5.8.2. It said it downloaded, closed 5.8.1 and that's the last of it. 5.8.2 was never installed. I had to download it from fetchsoftworks and install it manually. It produces the same results as 5.8.1, no file list.

    To update the files I used the built-in ftp extension to BBEdit. No problems, everything worked, although the system mentioned this was not and action associated with BBEdit (whatever that means). I prefer using software specific for any given job.

    Edited 3 weeks ago #

  • FRANCOIS VEILLET Member

    Hello Fetch,

    I use your software from long time. I buy a new licence with my new macbook on Big Sur, but when I go to my server, the files appear but disaeppear after and no files appears again even i quit the software and relanch it.

    It have the latest version of Fetch available and for information Norton as antivirus.

    Thanks a lot for your help !

    Best regards

    François

    Posted 6 days ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Hi Francois,

    I think this problem is due to a conflict with Norton antivirus. I have reported the problem to Apple, and I hope to find a solution.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 days ago #

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