Installing Apps Not From the App Store


I downloaded a program from the web, but when I try to open it, I get an error:

"[Application Name]" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.


By default, apps not from the App Store are blocked from opening.


To Enable Identified Publishers

  1. Click the Apple menu item.
  2. Select System Preferences... .
  3. Click Security & Privacy.
  4. Click the lockpad.
  5. Enter your account password and click OK.
  6. Select Mac App Store and identified developers.
  7. Try opening the app again. If the error continues, continue below.

To Allow All Apps

  1. Follow steps 1 through 5 above.
  2. Select Anywhere.
  3. The app can now open.
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