I have updated to MAC OSX Sierra and now tor will open but just says: tor cannot connect to control port I have no firewall installed and no antivirus either. Can someone please advice what may be the issue or what a fix could be please? I have been using TOR for years and have never had an issue only now with Sierra there is an issue. Thanks
I regret that I am slightly drunk plus doing this from memory, but I have suffered this exact same problem.
The issue is that a version of TorBrowser was released with a problem/feature that configuration files could not cope with space-characters in pathnames.
Unfortunately OSX likes to store configuration data in a folder called "$HOME/Library/Application[SPACE]Support" - and there are a lot of other directory names with spaces in them, in your OSX Library folder.
I can't recall precisely what I did to fix this, other than to manually check for anything Tor-related in my Library folder:
find ~/Library/ | egrep -i 'tor(project|browser)'
...and delete it; subsequent versions of the browser will stop picking up old, poisonous configuration files that way. DO NOT do this blindly because it will delete your bookmarks too. Copy those to a safe place, first.
It appears if you execute the distributed Firefox using
sudo it works.
So from the terminal try: