Mac Sierra 10.12 Disable App Translocation

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This applies to Mac OS 10.12 and all MXWendler versions


You start Stage Designer, and a warning appears that a certain folder could not be created due to a read-only filesystem path.


Under OSX Sierra, Gatekeeper dislocates unsigned applications to random paths on start.

Sierra App Translocation Error.png


1. Disable Gatekeeper.
2. Open Terminal as Administrator.
3. Type sudo spctl --master-disable
4. Reinstall Stage Designer.
5. This may affect your security settings.

Long Term Solution

Switch from OSX to a real operating system.
For more information, please see e.g.