O.K. I started again from scratch. I deleted the Rack app from the Downloads & Applications folders. Also from the Trash Bin. Redownloaded the app from the official VCV Rack site. It is delivered into my Downloads folder inside Finder. I left it there & followed your suggestions as below:
- “The downloaded Rack file” is a .zip file, yes?
- So what exactly did you do with the .zip file?
- If you simply located the downloaded .zip file in Finder, and double-clicked it to extract it, then you used Finder to extract.
This is exactly what I did.
- When you have extracted/un-zipped the zip file you have the Rack.app file.
The reason I’m asking is, that I suspect from my own observation, and stuff read online, that only using Finder is the right/best way, as MacOS applies some “magic thinking” behind the scenes, to make permissions right, and determine what’s “safe” or not.
What I’m further saying is that, when you have dragged the Rack.app into Applications, the first couple of times you should not double-click it, but instead right-click it, select Open, and go through the Apple dialogs to tell it that, yes, it’s actually safe and you actually want to run it.
Exactly what I have done (although this time I left the file in Downloads - I didn’t move it to Applications).
As a result I got this error message:
and the full library is still missing.