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"Spot is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash" error
Posted by Elena Scire on 22 March 2016 07:58 AM

Starting with Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8), Apple tightened the security control over applications that are not from Mac App Store and identified developers. Spot is among them. To make Spot run, users need to change the 'Security & Privacy' setting:


Open System Preferences

Click on 'Security & Privacy' in Personal section
Login by clicking the lock icon
Choose 'Anywhere' under the title 'Allow applications downloaded From'
Close the System Preferences dialog
Start Spot by double clicking on Spot icon


You will be warned that this will make your Mac less secure, however, you will need to allow for this.


If you are running OSX 10.12 Sierra you will need to first do one extra step to re-enable 'Anywhere'. See


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