Recently after updating an app (Watchman's
watchman, using Homebrew) is behaving like it no longer has access to Files & Folders, despite the fact that I have given it access in Security settings. In fact, I have several (old?) instances that I've given access:
Is there a reason that an app would behave this way? I'd originally thought it might be an issue with the app itself, but have not seen reports that this is the case, and am now thinking something may be wrong with how I've set up Privacy for the app?
Are there other settings that might be affecting an app's access to Files & Folders? I know I can give the app Full Disk Access, which would also cover Files & Folders, but doing that does not fix the issue.
Or is the issue perhaps something to do with my Files & Folders settings in general? There a few things that make me wonder:
- Multiple entries for the same item, all of which seem to indicate uninstalled versions of the item.
- Unresponsiveness of the UI. For several (though not all) items I have to click many times and wait before a click has any effect.
- Inability to manually add or remove items. I see the +/- control at the bottom but it's never enabled (as it is for Full Disk Access). Is it supposed to be?
Is this how the Files & Folders settings UI is supposed to work?