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Fix “ is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash.” On Mac

by Feb 11, 2022Coding0 comments

Recently, I’ve encountered a problem where an application that I’ve downloaded from the internet gave me an error saying the app is damaged and can’t be opened. You Should move it to the Trash.

I’m very sure that the application is not damaged as I’m downloading it from a trusted source, but then I’ve found this solution.

I’ve tested this on up to macOS Monterey 12.2 (Macbook Pro 16-inch, 2021), Chip M1 Pro.

Simply use the terminal and use the code;

xattr -cr /path/to/

For example, if the application is in the Applications folder;

xattr -cr /Applications/iZotope Ozone

Or you can simply type;

xattr -cr 

and then drag and drop the apps into the terminal window, it will copy the path automatically.

Logic Pro X Plugin Manager

Note that this method also works when Logic Pro say that the audio component or VST is damaged and can’t open it.

Simply run the code in the terminal and drag and drop the whole audio unit folder into the terminal and press enter.

Then run plugin manages to reset and rescan the audio units or VST plugin in Logic Pro.


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