Local Assets won't load

Hello,

The asset manager seems to “load” local assets but I get a thumbnail with the image name only. It won’t preview or add to my project. I tested a hosted asset and that loaded properly and worked in the project.

I am running Catalina 10.15.1 and Blocs 3.4.3 (just downloaded yesterday).

I did some research on the forum and saw Catalina might block the app access in the privacy panel. So I went into system preferences, privacy, files and folders to check the box to allow access. Blocs does not show up on the list and I can not add any apps to the list (the + and - sign are greyed out even after unlocking).

I also deleted, re-downloaded and reinstalled Blocs.

Any ideas for a fix?? I am a Blocs newbie so forgive me if I am missing something obvious.

Thanks,
John

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Is the app being run from the applications directory?

yes, it is.

If you right click the images and select open in finder so they open?