I've just upgraded to Mac OS X Big Sur (Version 11.01) from Catalina. Normally in the browser or finder you can select the 'Share' to send information to another application. For example, if browsing a site and want to save the information I would typically select the 'Share to' icon, select Notes and then my information would be saved.

After upgrading to Big Sur I've hit the following issues:

  1. Share menu in Safari is empty
  2. Selecting the 'More' option pops up the Extensions preference which is all blank

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Now if I try the path of going to the Safari option to add an extension the new functionality in BigSur pops open the App Store. I can select an option and after installing it then says to return to the Extensions 'management' screen but nothing is able to be selected or activated.

Net result - stuck !

Does anyone have any suggestions

  • Have you tried to reinstall the Application from the AppStore? – Goldgamer Nov 27 '20 at 10:09
  • Tried an application restore but no change to the Extensions menu – Grant Sayer Nov 30 '20 at 0:15
  • How about under a fresh user account? – wizdomonwheels Jan 11 at 3:18

I can suggest you to reinstall macOS BigSur from the recovery but without deleting your drive (so you don't loose your stuff)

The good thing is that inside of macOS the System and user partition is separated so you are not forced to touch the user partition while reinstalling the system!

  • How would reinstalling macOS solve the problem the OP has? – nohillside Dec 11 '20 at 14:19

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