Annoying "File Verification" prompt

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AlexTheGeek, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. AlexTheGeek macrumors newbie


    Jul 15, 2015

    This is annoying the **** out of me. I've installed El Capitan on my Macbook Pro Retina 2013, when I try to open files I've downloaded I'm prompted with a "verifying file" bar (see pic). It doesn't move, I have to cancel it, open the file again and then no verification needed. IT'S SO ANNOYING!! How can I get it to go away?! I don't have FileVault on.

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  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    That looks like a font you installed trying to verify. Go to the Font Book app and remove that font.
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    This isn't part of filevault; the operating system is trying to verify the signature of the file. To stop the verification, if you need to use that font, type the following into Terminal:
     xattr -d
    then, before pressing return/enter, put in a space, then drag the file into the Terminal window and press return or enter.

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