Seagate software blocked on macOS


Apple introduced a security feature in macOS 10.13 High Sierra that required user approval before allowing third-party kernel extensions (KEXT) to load. This requirement is still present in the most recent version of macOS.

During the installation process a message will be displayed letting the user know that a system extension tried to load, and to open Security and Privacy to enable the extension.

User-added image

Click OK, then proceed to Privacy & Security to enable the kernel extension in order to complete the installation.

Note: You have 30 minutes to approve the software once you click OK. 

For macOS 13 (Ventura) and later

  1. In the top left, click the Apple icon
  2. Open System Settings
  3. Go to Privacy & Security
  4. Locate Security section
  5. Click on the Allow button and follow the prompts

For macOS 12 (Monterey) and earlier

  1. In the top left, click the Apple icon
  2. Open System Preferences
  3. Go to Security & Privacy 
  4. Click on the Allow button
    Note: You may need to unlock the pane before clicking the Allow button. Click on the lock icon at the bottom of the pane, then enter your admin password.