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Joe Marler
Re: Catalina issues?
on May 3, 2020 at 11:36:57 am
Last Edited By Joe Marler on May 3, 2020 at 11:38:55 am

[Oliver Peters] "Catalina, what are your general experiences thus far? I've seen a number of issues posted lately, like frequent reboots.

If you've had bad experiences, are these fresh installs on new machines or migrations/updates from earlier OS versions?"

I have seen this problem on a few Catalina machines, but not all of them:

In the FCPX inspector if I do Storage Locations>Modify Settings, then for media or cache pick a location and create a new folder, the FCPX process will hang on that dialog and require force quit.

Only known workaround is create the new folder first in Finder, then do CMD+I and under Sharing and Permissions, grant read & write to Everyone. After that, designating that existing folder in FCPX for media or cache works. Happens on all disk locations, inc'l Desktop, Documents, Movies, internal drive, external drive, etc. All drives are locally-attached, either Thunderbolt or USB-C, formatted APFS for internal and HFS+ for external. As a test I de-installed Paragon NTFS and SoftRAID but it made no difference.

It is apparently a Catalina-specific permissions problem. I ran Disk Utility First Aid and also granted FCPX full disk access in System Preferences>Security & Privacy, but it made no difference. Also reset FCPX prefs, then totally removed FCPX and re-installed - no difference. The workaround is simple, and it doesn't happen on every machine, but I never saw that on Mojave.

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