Why does "Android Studio.app" get mounted on MacOS?

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I know this isn't the spot for this question, but I couldn't locate anything like an Android Studio forum on Google's Android development pages. If someone has a link, please post.

I've noticed that when I run Android Studio, installed via JetBrains Toolbox, that the application actually ends up being mounted on the filesystem.

/Users/XXXXXXXX/Applications/JetBrains Toolbox/apps/AndroidStudio/ch-0/182.5199772/Android Studio.app on /private/var/folders/1_/kgmbrx7j5038nqsh5t6vv8g85_9yjg/T/AppTranslocation/A05A1EEF-8077-4601-8D49-25DC31E272CF (nullfs, local, nodev, nosuid, read-only, nobrowse, mounted by XXXXXXXX)

Has anyone seen this with IntelliJ IDEA? If so, is there a way to avoid this so that I don't have to umount the app every time I quit the app?

 

 

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David,

Do you face the same issue if you download and install Android Studio using .dmg file?

 

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Yaroslav,

Thanks responding. I’ll try that today and let you know what happens.

-David

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David,

Did you get time to test it?

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I stumbled on this because I noticed the same this morning. When installed via the Toolbox, Android studio is run via translocation. When it's installed "manually" via DMG, it runs properly from within the Applications folder. None of the other apps (that I have installed) launch this way, only Android Studio.

Toolbox App 1.16.6319, OS kernel darwin 19.3.0 on x86_64

Manual install: 191.8026.42.35.6010548

Toolbox install: 3.5.3 (191.6010548)

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Hi Ryan,

> None of the other apps (that I have installed) launch this way, only Android Studio.

Could you please specify Android Studio version and IDE versions that work properly?

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Anna,

The Android Studio version that works properly is the manually installed version - 3.5.3 (191.8026.42.35.6010548). I downloaded this from: https://developer.android.com/studio/

The Android Studio version that is installed by JetBrains Toolbox - 3.5.3 (191.6010548) - does NOT install properly (it runs via translocation).

I'm not sure what you mean by "IDE version" in this context, can you please clarify.

I also just noticed that a new manually installed version is available - 3.6 (192.7142.36.36.6200805) - and this version works properly as well.

JetBrains Toolbox is suggesting I "upgrade" to 3.6 RC 3 (192.6186006), but I have not yet tried this version.

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Ryan,

It seems we have a related issue in our tracker: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/TBX-3246. Feel free to comment or upvote and sorry for the inconvenience.

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Ryan,

Thanks for providing the requested information. I had completely forgotten this question.

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Anna,

The solution listed in the ticket you referenced worked for me; hopefully it's an isolated issue.

Ryan

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