How to Enable ‘Full Disk Access’ in macOS?

Support, Posted by DoYourData

Full Disk Access is a new security feature in macOS that requires some applications to be given full permission to access a user's protected files. This way, only applications that are approved can gain access. In previous versions of macOS, this permission was automatically given to all applications at the time of installation. If a user chooses not to give Full Disk Access, some data on the Mac will not be accessible. This is especially important for applications that need to perform specifics tasks such as scanning data, such as MacClean360, AppUninser, Super Eraser, Data Recovery, etc.

How to Enable ‘Full Disk Access’?

It is very easy to enable Full Disk Access for an application.

  • Open the Security & Privacy pane of System Preferences and click the Privacy tab.
  • Click the padlock to unlock the pane and enter your Mac password.
  • In the list at left select Full Disk Access, select the targeted application checkbox in the right side of the pane.
  • Quit System Preferences and reopen the targeted application.

For example, here is a simple guide to help you enable Full Disk Access for MacClean360:

Step1. Open the Security & Privacy pane of System Preferences and click the Privacy tab.

How to Enable ‘Full Disk Access’ in macOS?

Step 2. Click the padlock to unlock the pane and enter your Mac password.

How to Enable ‘Full Disk Access’ in macOS?

Step 3. In the list at left select Full Disk Access, select the MacClean360 checkbox in the right side of the pane.

How to Enable ‘Full Disk Access’ in macOS?

If you can’t find MacClean360 icon, just click + to add MacClean360 to the list or directly drag the MacClean360 icon to the list.

Step 4. Quit System Preferences and reopen the MacClean360.

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