Mac Sierra 10.12 Disable App Translocation

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This applies to all Mac versions post Mac Sierra, 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.

Some of the default paths in Stagedesigner are not working. e.g the path to the Default Clip.


Under new versions of OSX, 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.