Automator “New File” workflow in Mojave returning “Not authorised to send Apple events to System Events.”


I have copied a workflow to create a new file from within the finder, saved in ~/Library/Services/. It runs fine from Automator and appears in the Finder > Services menu, but there's no "services" menu when clicking in a blank area within a folder.

I'd expect to right-click on a blank space in a folder (or the desktop) and use the contextual menu and activate it.

The main issue is that the script runs fine from within Automator, but not from the Finder:

The action “Run AppleScript” encountered an error: “Not authorised to send Apple events to System Events.”

Has anyone else had this issues with a working script?

Best Answer

In System Preference/Security/Privacy/Automation after unlock you have to select Finder/System Events.

Then may be in Accessibility you can select Finder if you got an error.

There are some explanations :