How to fix Check for Updates

November 10th, 2018

Apple has changed the security features of macOS and broke the entire update system as you probably noticed. There’s a spurious read only disc error alert that comes up in Check for Updates

If Check for Updates fails, do the following:

0) Quit AudioFinder
1) Open
2) type the following:

xattr -dr /Applications/AudioFinder/

Or download and reinstall:

Then going forward Check for Updates should work.

Note: as of 5.9.17 there’s a new folder structure that changed to get around the macOS Gatekeeper issues.
AudioFinder is now in the Applications folder directly and no longer in a subfolder. The former folder is renamed “AudioFinder Extras”

/Applications/AudioFinder Extras (folder has the manual and stuff)

Sorry for all the trouble, Apple keeps changing the OS. It’s difficult to support way back to 10.9 and the new OS because Apple wants everyone always updating to the latest. But working musicians like stable systems and I’m doing what I can to keep AudioFinder working without dropping older versions.

Usage Tips

Version 5.9.18

November 9th, 2018

Changes in version 5.9.18

Adopted Mojave Dark Mode UI
Mojave Fixes
Added new Metadata and Configuration backup feature. Menu->Library->Backup Metadata and Configuration. This will create a .dmg on the Desktop with the most important AudioFinder data.
Added iCloud Drive to DEVICE Sidebar
New install config
New Sparkle Update Framework
Bug Fixes.


How to Make Advanced Searches

August 18th, 2018

Search for all “Drums” but exclude “Snare”


Usage Tips

Version 5.9.15

August 18th, 2018

Changes in version 5.9.15

  • Sidebar Lists is now sorted.
  • Add new features to the Advanced Search Panel.
  • Bug Fixes.


Version 5.9.14

December 2nd, 2017
  • Improved sorting performance for Size, Creation Date and Modification Date.
  • Speculative Fix for NSUserDefaults bug.


Version 5.9.10

October 25th, 2017

Changes in version 5.9.10

  • Added a Remove All Duplicates feature to the Metadata Database Manager.
  • Improved adding tags in the tags Metadata View for multi-selections. The Append button is no longer needed. A smart union of selected tags is created and only tags of the relevant files are updated.
  • Fixed a Device browser bug where it would not update the path.
  • Moved project to support ARC and preperation for using Swift.
  • Bug fixes.


Version 5.9.8

April 29th, 2017

Changes in version 5.9.8

  • Bug fixes.


Find that pesky file crashing AudioFinder

April 8th, 2017
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1. Reveal Application Support Folder
2. Look for the last file it tried to use – double click on one of those
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3. The filename of the corrupted file would be there.  Remove it from the folder.

Usage Tips

Version 5.9.7

March 18th, 2017

Changes in version 5.9.7

  • Bug fixes.


Version 5.9.6

March 9th, 2017
  • Added crash/bug tracking.