51.13. "MagicQ needs to write to the install folder…" message on Mac

If you get a message on Mac about incorrect permissions, please try the following steps:

  1. Open the "Applications" folder in finder
  2. Right click on the "MagicQ" folder and select "Get Info"
  3. Click on the padlock in the bottom right corner and enter your password
  4. If your username isn’t in the list of permissions, add it with the + button
  5. Set the permissions of your username to "Read & Write"
  6. Click on the settings icon underneath the permissions list, select "Apply to enclosed items…", and accept the warning message
  7. Restart the Mac

If you still see this error message, perform a clean install of MagicQ:

  1. Open the "Applications" folder
  2. Delete the "MagicQ" folder
  3. Open Finder, choose "Go" > "Go to folder" from the toolbar
  4. Type in "~/Library/Application Support/"
  5. If a "MagicQ" folder exists, delete it
  6. Restart the Mac
  7. Download the latest version from https://secure.chamsys.co.uk/download
  8. Open the .dmg file. Hold down shift, right click on the MagicQ package, select "Open" and click "Open".
  9. Follow the installer steps
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