How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

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These are instructions on how to run applications that 'can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer' in Mac OS X Mountain Lion.

How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

ALLOW SINGLE APP:
If you would like to allow just one specific application to run:

Step One
Hold down the Control key and click the application icon. From the contextual menu choose Open.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Step Two
A popup will appear asking you to confirm this action. Click the Open button.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion


ALLOW ALL APPS:
If you would like to allow all applications from unidentified developers to run:

Step One
Select System Preferences from the Apple Menu at the top left of your screen.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Step Two
Choose Security & Privacy from the System Preferences menu.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Step Three
Select General from the tabs at the top of the Security & Privacy page.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Step Four
Click the Lock icon at the bottom left of the window.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Step Five
Enter your administrative username and password and click Unlock
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Step Six
Select Anywhere from list of places to allow downloaded applications from.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Step Seven
A popup window will appear asking you to confirm your selection. Click the Allow From Anywhere button.
How to Open Applications From Unidentified Developers in Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Lewis Kang'ethe Ngugi (Ngeshlew) - December 3, 2016 at 1:15pm
Very useful, thanks.
JulieD - November 1, 2016 at 9:35pm
Go here to get the 'anywhere' option - took me 2 minutes to fix: 1. Open the Terminal app from the /Applications/Utilities/ folder and then enter the following command syntax: sudo spctl --master-disable 2. Hit return and authenticate with an admin password 3. Relaunch System Preferences and go to “Security & Privacy” and the “General” tab You will now see the “Anywhere” option under ‘Allow apps downloaded from:’ Gatekeeper options
MikeD - October 31, 2016 at 8:33pm
yeah,,, where is the anywhere option?? lol
madsodikin - October 22, 2016 at 4:19am
thanks
willliam - October 20, 2016 at 1:52pm
thanks guys really helpful
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