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How to Disable Gatekeeper

Disable Gatekeeper (macOS 10.12 Sierra ~ macOS 10.14 Mojave)

To resolute Gatekeeper issues on macOS and unlock images and programs (annoying image/application is damaged messages pretending you cannot open things ).

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It a simple fix and here is how we fix it:

  1. Close System Preferences on your Mac.
  2. Open the Terminal app from the /Applications/Utilities/ folder.
  3. Type the following command syntax:
    1. For a certain application run in Terminal:
      sudo xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine /Applications/LockedApp.app
    2. To disable checks globally run in Terminal:
      sudo spctl --master-disable
  4. Hit enter on your keyboard.
  5. Enter your administrator password.
  6. Hit enter on your keyboard.
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This will allow you to open and run apps from “Anywhere” outside the Mac App Store.

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Revert the Gatekeeper Settings

To enable Gatekeeper again, enter the following command (notice two dashes before ‘master’).

sudo spctl --master-enable

Video Tutorial

Disable Gatekeeper (OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard ~ OS X 10.11 El Capitan)

Open System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General

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Click on lock icon, and type in administrator name and password.

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Select “Anywhere”.

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Published : 2019-05-10 Updeted :

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