»Vagrant and macOS Catalina

The latest version of macOS (Catalina) includes security changes that prevent applications from accessing data in your Documents, Desktop, and Downloads folders without explicit permission. If you keep any virtual machine files in these folders, you will need to allow access to these folders for your terminal emulator.

Initially when you try to access one of these folders from the command line, you should see a popup that says something like:

“Terminal” would like to access files in your Documents folder.

Click "OK" to grant those permissions.

If you click "Don't Allow" and find that you need to grant access later on, you can go to "System Preferences" -> "Security & Privacy" -> "Files and Folders" and you should see your terminal emulator there. Click on the lock, and then click on the checkbox next to the folder that contains the files that Vagrant needs to access.

Note that granting the vagrant binary "Full Disk Access" is not sufficient or necessary. If Terminal (or iTerm2/Hyper/etc.) is granted access to a particular folder, then Vagrant will also be able to access that folder.