If you run into problems running, opening, or saving documents in Catalina or Big Sur, the likely problem is that Screenwriter has not been granted the proper disk access permissions. OR, if you have already granted Screenwriter permissions, sometimes an update to a newer version of Catalina or Big Sur can remove those permissions. We're working with Apple to eliminate this inconvenience.
The easiest thing to do is to reinstall Screenwriter 6.7 and grant the permissions it asks for.
If that doesn't work, here are two different techniques to give Screenwriter the proper read and write permissions.
WHILE IN THE FINDER:
- With Caps Lock turned on, and COMMAND + OPTION held down, double click the Screenwriter app or single clicking the app alias in the dock.
- Quite Screenwriter
- Relaunch Screenwriter -- the second launch then DOESN'T need to have any of those key held down
- You will be asked
- the following on launch:
- When you press OK, you get this folder-choosing window:
- Press Confirm and you should be good to go.
Alternatively, you can manually grant Screenwriter to have "Full Disk Access" by doing the following.
- Open the Security & Privacy Preferences pane
- Select the Privacy tab
- Click Full Disk Access in the left column
- Click the 🔒 lock icon:
- Enter your Password and select Unlock
- Click the '+' button
- Navigate to the Applications > Screenwriter 6.7 folder and select Screenwriter:
- Select Applications
- Find and click the Screenwriter 6.7 Folder in the list of applications
- Select Screenwriter
- Click the Open button
- If Screenwriter is running, click Quit Now and Screenwriter should now have Full Disk Access to run on your Mac