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  • Mon, Apr 5 2021 10:18 PM

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    MC 2021.3 - Access Denied To /Applications/Avid Media Composer/Settings/MCState

    Hi all,

    A number of our editors started getting this error today:

    "Access Denied To /Applications/Avid Media Composer/Settings/MCState Changes will not be saved"

    All the editors reporting the issue were upgraded last week to Avid 2021.3 and are running Mac OS Moajve.

    It's simple enought to fix by giving the folder /Applications/Avid Media Composer/Settings/ read/write permissions to Everyone, but is this a bug with the latest version of MC?

    Users didn't have an issue in 2021.2 and I'm not seeing the issue on my Catalina machines.

  • Tue, Apr 6 2021 11:44 AM In reply to

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    Re: MC 2021.3 - Access Denied To /Applications/Avid Media Composer/Settings/MCState

    I'm not seeing this on my Mojave system. Strange!

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  • Tue, Apr 6 2021 1:44 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC 2021.3 - Access Denied To /Applications/Avid Media Composer/Settings/MCState

    Hi dklein,

      Thanks for you post. I started a support case to get this check by our technical team 04150814.

     

     

    Thanks,

    RalphC

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  • Tue, Apr 6 2021 1:56 PM In reply to

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    Re: MC 2021.3 - Access Denied To /Applications/Avid Media Composer/Settings/MCState

    Thanks RalphC,

    I ended up doing some more testing last night on our dev bay, and it looks like the error may in fact be related to the combination of 2021.3 and the update to Media Composer Legacy Components 2020.12.1.

    When Media Composer Legacy Components 2020.12.1 is installed after 2021.3, it causes a permission issue with /Applications/Avid Media Composer/Settings.

    In addition to the "Access Denied To /Applications/Avid Media Composer/Settings/MCState" error, I'm also seeing "Disk Access Denied: filename:Site_Attributes" errors on the same machines.

    It hasn't affected machines that still have the Media Composer Legacy Components 2020.4 install in place, and it's not affecting any of our Catalina bays because they don't have Legacy Components.

     

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