Installing EVE Online and Mac OS X Permissions

When EVE Online is Installed on macOS, the operating system will ask the user to accept a licence agreement. This needs to be accepted to play the game.


When starting the Launcher for the first time the user may get a notification that EVE Online is an app downloaded from the internet. This is normal and happens when you download an app outside of the App Store. The user must proceed past this notification to play EVE Online.


When the user starts the game client for the first time the game will ask permission to access the users’ documents folder. This permission is required to save the in-game settings, screenshots, character portraits and in game logs. If the user denies the game permissions to the Documents folder, then all the above will fail to save, causing a suboptimal user experience.


If a user has denied access, they are able to give the EVE Online permissions to the Documents folder from the Security & Privacy window. To open that window please open the following:


Finder > System Preference > Security & Privacy > and select the Privacy tab

Click the lock icon in the bottom left corner and unlock with admin password.

Select the following and add the following permissions:

  • Accessibility
    • EVE launcher
  • Files and Folders
    • EVE Launcher
      • Documents Folder
      • Desktop Folder
    • EVE
      • Documents Folder
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