Catalina Files and Folders access issues

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration' started by Hans Baumeister, Sep 1, 2020.

  1. Hans Baumeister

    Hans Baumeister Bit Poster

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    After upgrading my Mojave system to Catalina, Parallels failed to start. It just got stuck on the "Starting..." dialog.
    So I uninstalled it completely and reinstalled.
    Lo and behold, the issue was clearly that the on-Mojave installation didn't have access to some folders (Desktop, Documents, Downloads) - something the installation then asked for. BUT: the request to access the Downloads folder failed. It just got stuck - see screenshot:

    Screenshot 2020-09-01 at 09.28.53 copy.png

    I hit "Finish" anyway and Parallels started just fine.

    I then checked my Privacy->Files and Folders settings:

    Screenshot 2020-09-01 at 09.52.30.png

    You can see that I've unlocked the pane - still, the +/- buttons are grayed out. I also can't select any application in this pane. It seems completely locked.
    I'm running 10.15.6 - has anyone else seen this issue?

    Not sure what the consequences of Parallels not having access to my Downloads folder are going to be - a Windows 10 VM seemed to run just fine.
     

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