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Origin needs to download files and is waiting for permission.Please choose "YES"

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Origin needs to download files and is waiting for permission.Please choose "YES"

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I need the instructions for how to pass this error message on an APPLE MAC. 

 

I am running on the MAC 10.13.6 

 

I continue to get the error message Origin needs to download files and is waiting for permission. Please choose "yes" when windows prompts you for permission. 

 

The problem is the window never prompts me requesting permission. 

 

I have already attempted to reinstall Origins. Nothing is working. Please help ME! 

 

I have attempted to find a solution for days. Please help ! 

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Re: Origin needs to download files and is waiting for your permission?

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@Bluebellflora Yes. It is still not working
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Re: Origin needs to download files and is waiting for your permission?

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@tybhtx

I've merged your posts.

 

Could you run the Origin reset tool then try again? If that doesn't immediately fix it please set up a new administrator user account on your Mac and see if you can launch and update Origin in that account.


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can't give origin permission to download files on Mac

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so I bought sims 4 on origin but every time I try to download it it says:

 

Your download has been paused
Origin needs to download files and is waiting for permission. Please choose "Yes" when Windows prompts you for permission.
 
the issue is that I never get a notification to grant permission to download.
this might be an easy fix but nothing I have found seems to have worked, baring in mind I have no clue about computers or much to do with my MacBook so if you do have a solution please explain in layman's terms.
my Mac is running macOS high Sierra version 10.13.6.
 
I just want to play sims quarantine is so boring please help.
 
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@captainholtt  I've merged your post with another thread on this issue.  Please try Bluebellflora's suggestions in the post immediately above yours.  It woudl be great if you could let us know whether they worked, and if not, whether the error was the same as before.

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@puzzlezaddict thank you for the suggestion but unfortunately it hasn't worked I tried doing everything you said but it still comes up with the same error.
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Could you set up a new administrator user account on your Mac and see if it will launch in that - https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/mac-help/mtusr001/mac

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@Bluebellflora I attempted to do that as well. It still did not work. Please help.
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In System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Full Disk Access can you see Origin? Can you also look in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Files & Folders?

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I have the same problem and I have been in touch with EA Games since Christmas. No success... I want to play a game that was bought. 

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