If you receive the following message when trying to download and install Read&Write Gold for Mac from the Software Download Site, there is a security setting that needs to be adjusted to allow the file to be downloaded properly to a Mac computer. The following steps will temporarily disable the Mac's Gatekeeper Security settings and allow the successful download and install of Read & Write Gold. Note: you must be logged in with an administrator account for this procedure.

Error Message

 

  1. Click on the System Preferences icon

System Preferences

 

2. Go to Security & Privacy   

Security and Privacy Option

 

3. Click the lock icon and enter your password to make changes

Click Lock Icon

 

4. On the General tab under Allow application downloaded from select Anywhere

Anywhere Option

 

5. Click Allow from anywhere when prompted, then close the Security & Privacy window

You will now be able to download and Install Read&Write Gold for Mac. Once Read&Write Gold has been activated, you can reset Allow applications downloaded from: back to Mac App store and identified developers by following the same steps outlined above.

 

1. Open Finder and go to Applications > Utilities

2. In the Utilities folder, locate Terminal

Utilities Folder - Terminal Option

 

3. In Terminal type the following command:    sudo spctl --master-disable

Terminal - Disable command

 

4. Enter your password

5. Click on the System Preferences icon

System Preferences

 

6. Go to Security & Privacy   

Security and Privacy Option

 

7. Click the lock icon and enter your password to make changes

Click Lock Icon

 

8. On the General tab under Allow application downloaded from select Anywhere

Anywhere Option

 

9. Click Allow from anywhere when prompted, then close the Security & Privacy window

You will now be able to run Read&Write for Mac Take Home. Once Read&Write has been activated, you can reset Allow applications downloaded from: back to Mac App store and identified developers by following the steps outlined above.

 

Note: It is recommended that you reset the Security and Privacy settings once Read & Write Gold has been downloaded and installed successfully. To reset the Security and Privacy settings:

1. Open Finder and go to Applications > Utilities

2. In the Utilities folder, locate Terminal

Utilities Folder - Terminal Option

 

3. In Terminal type the following command:    sudo spctl --master-enable

Terminal - Enable Command

 

The Mac OS X Security and Privacy settings should now be reset back to the default setting.

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110126
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September 22, 2017
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