Installing the FUSE For macOS system extension

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Atakama relies on a system extension called FUSE for macOS in order to run. When you install and run Atakama for the first time, you may be prompted by Atakama to install the FUSE for macOS system extension if you don't have it installed already. FUSE for macOS is an Apple-approved kernel extension developed by Benjamin Fleischer and has been in widespread use for many years.

In the past, system extensions in macOS could be installed automatically by the programs which require them. In recent years Apple has changed this policy in macOS and now all users must install any system extensions themselves.


System Preferences isn't opening from the Atakama setup window

  1. Click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen, then select System Preferences.
  2. Select Security & Privacy. It's in the first row of icons. Make sure you're on the General tab of Security & Privacy
  3. Check in the lower-left hand corner of the window for the lock icon. If it says "click the lock to make changes," do just that and enter your password.
  4. Click on the "Allow" button in the lower portion of the window.
  5. If you clicked on the lock icon in step 3, click on it again to prevent further changes.

Clicking the "Allow" button inside System Preferences > Security & Privacy doesn't do anything

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