is an application downloaded from the internet. Are you sure you want to open it

hajime

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Hello, it has happened a few times that after I moved the downloaded files into the Application folder, I got the above message. How can I launch the applications without being asked?
 

Dave Braine

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It's a warning that you're about to open something that's been downloaded from the internet, just incase it's something that you don't know about. It's part of Apple's security that helps to keep out potential harm.
 

GoCubsGo

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I would never disable that "feature" because it does more good than harm.
 

tug

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Hello, it has happened a few times that after I moved the downloaded files into the Application folder, I got the above message. How can I launch the applications without being asked?
this is happening because you have moved the whole file containing the downloaded file into your applications folder, so just drag the whole file back to the desktop open it, drag the app icon back into your apps folder and launch. now delete the container folder thats left on the desktop.