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

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hajime, May 22, 2013.

  1. hajime macrumors 601

    Jul 23, 2007
    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?
  2. whooleytoo macrumors 604


    Aug 2, 2002
    Cork, Ireland.
    I'm not sure it's a good idea to disable that feature, it's there for a good (security) reason. But if you so choose, here's how you do it.
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    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.
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    I would never disable that "feature" because it does more good than harm.
  5. tug macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2010
    loughborough. u.k.
    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.

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