Won't open newly installed apps?

mulle83

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Jun 12, 2018
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Newbie here, so sorry if already answered!

But every time I install a new app and try to open it, it prompts:

"The app is damaged and should be moved to the trashcan"

Is there any way around this? :(
 

fisherking

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so much missing info in your post; one app?? ALL apps? are you downloading the same app repeatedly? did the download finish? if that's the message, it's probably there for a reason...
 

TwoBytes

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you have a bigger issue that i'm not sure what the workaround is but i've subscribed as i'm interested.

For now, use this
https://www.lagentesoft.com/batchmod/
tick everything
apply it to the app

you may have to do this a couple of times but the app will open up ok.
 

mulle83

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Jun 12, 2018
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I've read around, and it looks like I should disable Gatekeeper.
Does anyone know how to do that in Catalina? The ways I've found doesn't work :(

The 'sudo' command isn't working
 
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Bornee35

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I've read around, and it looks like I should disable Gatekeeper.
Does anyone know how to do that in Catalina? The ways I've found doesn't work :(

The 'sudo' command isn't working
catalina now uses zsh as a default shell, i don't think sudo/certain commands work the same as previous OS's now.
 

Bornee35

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So there is pretty much no way around this anymore? :(
wait for the GM release. I have some "totally legit" photoshop installers that no longer work for Catalina, but were fine in Mojave. Could be a beta thing. WhatsApp doesn't even open for me.
 

mulle83

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Jun 12, 2018
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wait for the GM release. I have some "totally legit" photoshop installers that no longer work for Catalina, but were fine in Mojave. Could be a beta thing. WhatsApp doesn't even open for me.
I mostly have those "totally legit" programs too. Some work, but today all of a sudden, the programs stopped working out of the blue. Like working one minute, took a shower, came back and they wouldn't open. Strange that is!
 

spheris

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I'd say look into whether or not they've been code signed and whether permissions are correct for them.
If not might be a great idea to download them again from the App Store. If they're the "totally legit" kind of thing > you might want to think about saving up for the real thing. They won't be working in the future at all, but neither will things like specter and meltdown either ;)
 
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