I recently updated my Mac to Mojave.

I have several apps (e.g. Dropbox, Backblaze, Stay) that require specific permissions that can be granted via System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy.

Since the update to Mojave, I can no longer add any apps to the mentioned Preferences pane. For example, when going to the Accessibility pane ("Allow the apps below to control your computer") and adding an app via the + button or by drag & drop from the Finder, the action is simply ignored and the list stays empty.

Has anyone seen this problem? Any idea to work around it?

Screenshot of the empty list

  • Backblaze needs v5.4.0 - you should have had an email about it from them. The others, idk. – Tetsujin Oct 9 '18 at 15:18
  • did you try to disable the SIP ? – Ruskes Oct 10 '18 at 4:43
  • @Tetsujin thanks. As you said, they did email me and I do have 5.4.0 installed. – gavrie Oct 10 '18 at 6:57
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    @Buscar웃 that seems a bit drastic to me and I'd do it only as a last resort, since it decreases security. – gavrie Oct 10 '18 at 6:57
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    Hi @Gavrie! Have you tried tccutil reset All in Terminal? I have seen some references to that as a way to "reset" these permissions, although there seems to be some discussion as to whether "All" still works or not (the man page only says that it can do things like ` tccutil reset AddressBook` and does not mention All directly. I hope you get it working! – TJ Luoma Oct 10 '18 at 15:08

I ended up uninstalling Backblaze completely (even though it was the up-to-date version 5.4.0 that supports Mojave) and then reinstalled the same version from scratch.

This took care of the issue.


I had same problem which was in my case caused by ESET. Now after I uninstalled ESET I am able to see list of apps in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy but whenever I add or delete app from the list my Mac strangely freezes like I can move cursor but I am unable to click on anything until restart.

  • Had this same error. As @Forest suggested, uninstalling ESET did the trick. (But I didn't have the same freezing error as @Forest.) – Seth Jan 14 at 22:26

Removing /Library/Application Support/com.apple.TCC/TCC.db file and restarting the system solved the problem.

In Addition you probably have to restart in recovery mode and do a csrutil disable

Then you can delete the file. Don't forget to csrutil enable after it's done.

  • Unfortunately, the issue reappeared after a few days. Coupled with random freezes now. I really hope Apple is gonna fix this soon.. – cocoonkid Dec 8 '18 at 13:05

In my case my per-user tccd has been disabled somehow


  • open Terminal.app
  • launchctl list | grep -i com.apple.tccd
  • if no matches found re-enabe your user tccd using

    launchctl load -wF /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.tccd.plist

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