I've worked with after effects 2020 and 2019 and I've never had this problem before but I recently switched to an M1 mac and upgraded to after effects 2021 and now for some reason I can't import any file or save what I'm currently working on, it doesn't bring up any error code or anything , it just doesn't work, I've tried reinstalling it but still the same problem, please help
On newer macOS versions you need to allow applications to access your hard drive for read and write purposes. What you need to do is to enter into System Preferences > Security and Privacy. Then go to the Privacity tab, locate the Disk Total access and add After Effects into the allowed apps. Restart After Effects.
Thanks! This worked at first, then I closed after effects, started work on another project another day and the error seems to have returned for some reason, i already restarted my mac, restarted after effects and confirmed that after effects has all the necessary permissions