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I am unable to download anything because this message pops up at the download folder location selection stage and prevents me from continuing. How can I fix this?

I am unable to download anything because this message pops up at the download folder location selection stage and prevents me from continuing. How can I fix this?
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Hello acac12,

Maybe you could check to see if you have granted permission to access certain folders :

https://nektony.com/duplicate-finder-free/folders-permission

Also (even though this works on Mojave), maybe this might work for you :

http://osxdaily.com/2018/10/09/fix-operation-not-permitted-terminal-error-macos/

(edit typo)

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jscher2000
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Hi acac12, what method are you using the save the file? In the image, it looks a bit like Video DownloadHelper. On their support forum, I see a few threads mentioning EPERM. Do any of these help:

eperm (in Video DownloadHelper Q&A) - Google Groups Search

Hi acac12, what method are you using the save the file? In the image, it looks a bit like Video DownloadHelper. On their support forum, I see a few threads mentioning EPERM. Do any of these help: [https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/video-downloadhelper-q-and-a/eperm%7Csort:date eperm (in Video DownloadHelper Q&A) - Google Groups Search]
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Those threads don't relate to the specific error message I am getting. This error message prevents any downloads using video downloadhelper.

I removed both firefox and video downloadhelper and reinstalled but the problem remained, hence my post here.

Those threads don't relate to the specific error message I am getting. This error message prevents any downloads using video downloadhelper. I removed both firefox and video downloadhelper and reinstalled but the problem remained, hence my post here.
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jscher2000
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Does the problem occur when you are not using Video DownloadHelper, or is the problem only using the add-on?

Does the problem occur when you are not using Video DownloadHelper, or is the problem only using the add-on?
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Hello acac12,

Maybe you could check to see if you have granted permission to access certain folders :

https://nektony.com/duplicate-finder-free/folders-permission

Also (even though this works on Mojave), maybe this might work for you :

http://osxdaily.com/2018/10/09/fix-operation-not-permitted-terminal-error-macos/

(edit typo)

Hello acac12, Maybe you could check to see if you have granted permission to access certain folders : https://nektony.com/duplicate-finder-free/folders-permission Also (even though this works on Mojave), maybe this might work for you : http://osxdaily.com/2018/10/09/fix-operation-not-permitted-terminal-error-macos/ (edit typo)

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McCoy said

Hello acac12, Maybe you could check to see if you have granted permission to access to certain folders : https://nektony.com/duplicate-finder-free/folders-permission Also (even though this works on Mojave), maybe this might work for you : http://osxdaily.com/2018/10/09/fix-operation-not-permitted-terminal-error-macos/ (edit typo)


Changing the permission for Firefox in the Privacy tab resolved the problem.

Thank you very much.

''McCoy [[#answer-1276611|said]]'' <blockquote> Hello acac12, Maybe you could check to see if you have granted permission to access to certain folders : https://nektony.com/duplicate-finder-free/folders-permission Also (even though this works on Mojave), maybe this might work for you : http://osxdaily.com/2018/10/09/fix-operation-not-permitted-terminal-error-macos/ (edit typo) </blockquote> Changing the permission for Firefox in the Privacy tab resolved the problem. Thank you very much.
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