Cookie keeps asking for folder permissions
When starting, it keeps requesting a permission interminably. Seems to be for Library/Preferences. I keep allowing, it keeps popping up.
@gmason Try clicking the
Remove all Sandbox permissionsbutton on the Advanced tab in Preferences.
this should be fixed in the latest beta, and will make it into v6.1.2
I note that I ran into this loop, adding Containers along with Library, in versions 6.3.5 and 6.3.6. Thankfully, I found this post.
But the solution was more than simply 'Remove all Sandbox permissions'. I also had to:
- Enable Global permissions. This covered all my browsers.
- Click "Enable" for EACH browser down my list.
- Approve of the resulting (all too familiar) requests for permissions: Library and Containers. Just once!
Cookie is now sane again.
I am using Cookie 6.3.6. Cookie endless asks for path permissions. I cannot even get out of the loop to try to change the preferences. Finally killed it via activity monitor since it does not otherwise show up in the force quit window. So finally deleted it off my iMac so I can do some work. If it gets fixed, I may choose to use Cookie again, but very frustrating.
SweetP last edited by SweetP
If you can’t access Preferences, then you need to do a full reset of Cookie.
Quit Cookie first.
You can restore your settings,
by first making a copy of all the files in this folder:
Then delete this folder:
On macOS Catalina and earlier, the folder path is:
Quickly skip through the setup.
And replace the files you copied earlier.
Then you should be able to restart Cookie with all your browser settings and favorites.
You still need to go into Preferences and update any settings you had customised (start at login, hide dock icon etc…)
@SweetP I feel that the information above should be updated. I have been encountering the issue for some time, and I continue to encounter it from time to time. I am currently on Monterey. There is no ~/Library/Containers/com.sweetpproductions.CookieApp/Data/Library/Application Support/CookieApp folder in my Library. There is definitely a ~/Library/Containers/Cookie folder, but there seems to be in that folder various items unrelated (?) to Cookie that I am not sure I should delete (more than 9 Mo total size).
What I delete is the small (sub)folder: ~/Library/Containers/Cookie/Data/Library/ApplicationSupport/CookieApp (it contains Favorites.plist, Settings.plist and TrackingCookies.plist). It seems to do the job.
Any comment or advice?
@Tribulatio thats correct. The folder names have changed in macOS Monterey