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How to Grant File Access to Word Files On Mac? [Easy Hacks]

How to Grant File Access to Word Files On Mac? [Easy Hacks]

Are you facing any issue at the time of accessing Office 2016? Then, it is probably because you have not installed the Font utility at the time of updating the Mac OS. 

When you will get this error, you will be notified with a popup message on the screen asking you to provide access whenever you open the Word files. If you select the files and click on the “Grant Access” option, you will get an error message. 

This error generally gets triggered due to third party fonts utilities activated along with the existing font in the Mac OS. But the prime reason is the corrupted version of Microsoft Office installed in the Mac OS.

You can face difficulty while opening the Word 2016, so you need the best possible means to resolve Grant File Access Word on Mac. 

2 Easy Methods to Fix Grant Access Error on MacOS

In this section, we are going to talk about how to fix the error using 2 simple yet quick methods. Follow the below-mentioned guides thoroughly to solve the error. 

Method 1: Use Terminal Utility 

You can try to reboot from the recovery mode by just using the Terminal utility. This will reset the folder permissions in the device. By just removing the third-party font managers you can fix the issue. 

This method will help you to stop getting the error message. So, implement the following steps to put an end to this problem:

  • First, go to the “Apple” icon and click on it. Now, choose the “Reset” option.
  • When the Mac device will start, hold the Command and R key together to enter on the “Recovery Mode”.
  • When the OS X utility window will appear, go to the “Utilities” menu and then tap on the ”Terminal” option. 
  • Go to the “Terminal” Window, and write “Reset Password”. Hit the Enter button next.
  • After giving the password, check if the “Reset Windows” appears. In that window, you will see the “Reset Home Folder Permissions and ACLs ” message. 
  • Click on “Reset”. You will be now promoted to type in the password again. 

Restart the device and check if the error is still there. Try to open the Microsoft Office, if it opens without the “Grant Access” message, then you have solved the issue. If not, then you have to go to the next method.

Method 2: Avoid Apple’s Sandbox Requirements

In the previous versions of the Mac Office, the users were able to save the files in any location. No such warnings used to rise. Besides, they were able to use any font utilities without any permission requests. 

But for the ones who rely on the latest version of the Mac Office, Sandbox is required to use the third party fonts. 

Now, to avoid Sandbox requirements and associated hassles you need to perform the following steps:

  • First, open the  “Finder” window. Now, press the “Alt” key to enter the “Go” the menu bar.
  • Tap on the “Library” option. Try to search for the “Group Containers” option and then click on it.
  • In that section, search for the “UBF8T346G9 Office folder” and double click on it. 
  • Now, inside the “UBF8T346G9 Office” folder, create a new folder and name it.
  • Move all the Office related files that are not opening in this secure folder.

Note: You can choose the folders and then hold the Command, CTRL and T key together if you want to get access to those files. Add those files to the “Favourites” next. 

Wrapping Up

We have just mentioned the essential steps on how to fix the “Grant access” issue for Mac OS. Implement them in the exact order provided to avoid further technical glitches. If you are still facing any issues regarding this matter, you can mention that in the comment section. 

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