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

Posted March 13, 2013 at 4:24pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 147007 views

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.



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.


Step Two
A popup will appear asking you to confirm this action. Click the Open button.



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.


Step Two
Choose Security & Privacy from the System Preferences menu.


Step Three
Select General from the tabs at the top of the Security & Privacy page.


Step Four
Click the Lock icon at the bottom left of the window.


Step Five
Enter your administrative username and password and click Unlock


Step Six
Select Anywhere from list of places to allow downloaded applications from.


Step Seven
A popup window will appear asking you to confirm your selection. Click the Allow From Anywhere button.

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Gary White - July 4, 2015 at 11:57am
Thank-you!
fariss - March 3, 2015 at 2:36pm
you saved my life man, thank you ;)
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Thank you Thank you Thank you...I can't thank you enough!!!
nw3pd - October 26, 2013 at 3:34pm
Thank you:)
Nancy Rivera - October 20, 2013 at 1:01am
This information helped me out a lot. Thank you!
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