How To Fix The Application Can’t Be Opened On Mac


There are a number of Mac users emailing us to complain about that they could not install apps or games on their Mac even when they did move it to the Application folder. So, if you are also facing the same problem on your Mac when running software or games on your Mac, then read on this post to know how to fix the “Application Can’t Be Opened on Mac” problem.

As you know, MacOS platform is a closed system, so it’s quite selective for games and apps. So, some of the apps or even could not run on your Mac due to the incompatible hardware ass well as the outdated MacOS version currently running on your computer. However, even when you have already disabled GateKeêpr, but you could not still install in the app on your Mac, and it displayed the error message like the image below, we’ll show ou solution to fix it.

In this post, we will solve the problem with installing “Call Of Duty” game on Mac since many users encountered the error message when installing this game. You can also apply this method for other apps and games.

Also see: How To Install Adobe Photoshop CS6 On MacOS

Solution to Fix The Application Can’t Be Opened On Mac

  • On your Mac, click on Launchpad and find Terminal
  • You can also head to /Applications/Utilities/  to open Terminal
  • In Terminal, enter the following command:

chmod +x*

We choose Call of Duty game in this post as an example.

In Terminal, you simply enter: chmod +x /Applications/Call of* command.

  • Now, return to Application folder and run the app or game and check if it still shows the error message. If Yes, you should upgrade your Mac or update it to a newer MacOS version.

Good luck to all of you.



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