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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

Posted March 13, 2013 at 4:24pm by iClarified · 965610 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.

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
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HELP me
HELP me - December 21, 2017 at 3:43am
What if the button for unidentified apps isn't there
marika.daboja
marika.daboja - September 26, 2017 at 12:35am
Worked for me.. thanks!
Ajay_Kumar10
Ajay_Kumar10 - September 7, 2017 at 7:32am
Thank You
Cravy
Cravy - February 12, 2017 at 8:01am
You can also allow only a certain app by following guide at: https://stackengineer.com/macos/allow-apps-anywhere.html This would stop the need from disabling gatekeeper in general.
Stephen L. McConnell
Stephen L. McConnell - April 23, 2017 at 5:26pm
As of April 23, 2017.... None of these options work.
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