How can I install Read & Write Gold on my Personally-owned Mac?


How can I install Read & Write Gold on my Personally-owned Mac?


All faculty & staff are able to install R&W Gold on their Personally-owned Macs.

*Please note: You must have admin rights on your machine in order to complete this installation.

  1. Click here to download the Read & Write Gold installer.  You will need to type in your UNCW Account username and password to start the download.
  2. Once downloaded, double click the "" to unzip the contents of the folder.  The unzipped file is named, "ReadWriteGold.dmg."
  3. Double click the "ReadWriteGold.dmg." This will open a new window that contains the Read&Write Gold Application.
  4. Drag the Read&Write Gold Application from this window to the "Applications" folder on your Mac.
  5. Once you have moved the "Read&Write Gold" Application to the "Applications" folder, open "Read&Write Gold" and grant the application permission for accessibility.

    Read and Write Gold security pop-up
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to grant Read & Write Gold permission.
  7. After installation, you will need to open the program and accept the license agreement.

    Read and write gold license agreement window
  8. On the next screen leave the activation code as is and click "Activate."

    Read&Write activation screen
  9. Once that is complete Read & Write Gold will be installed and open on your Mac.

*Please note: This action may generate an error message in newer versions of OSX, stating that the application could not be verified.  If you receive this error message, please follow instructions to allow app installs from anywhere located in this knowledge base article.

If you need further assistance, please submit a service request or CHAT with TAC.


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