Mac Sierra 10.12 Disable App Translocation

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This applies to Mac OS 10.12 and any MXWendler version


  • 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 of start

Sierra App Translocation Error.png


  • Disable Gatekeeper
    • Open Terminal as Administrator
    • Type sudo spctl --master-disable
    • Reinstall Stage Designer
    • This may affect your security settings

Long Term Solution:

  • Switch from OSX to a real operating system

For more information, please see e.g. [1]