Suddenly some apps on my Mac running macOS Sierra started crashing. They seemed to be altogether frozen and damaged. As a result, I couldn’t open them.
One of my friends suggested me to try out some tips to fix the damaged apps. Luckily, they worked in resolving the issue. Have apps got damaged on your Mac as well? Give these tips a try to fix them!
How to Fix the Damaged Apps on Mac
Just hold down command+option when you launch the app. It would let you open the app.
Empty Your Mac’s Cache
- First off, you need to empty your Mac’s cache. To do so, open the Finder window
- Head over to Go to Folder in the Go menu.
- Next, you need to type in
- Now, hit enter to go to that folder and then clean it up
Reset your Computer’s PRAM
- Shut down your Mac and turn it back on
- When you hear the startup sound, quickly hold down Command, Option, P, and R
You need to keep holding them down until you hear the computer restart, as well as the startup, sound again.
Check Out Your Mac’s Security Settings
- Head over to the System Preferences.
- Click on Security & Privacy.
- Click on General Tab → Click on the lock icon and enter your Mac’s system password.
- Make sure to check the Allow applications downloaded from App Store and identified developers setting → Click on the lock icon again.
Hopefully, these tips are able to troubleshoot the damaged apps. Just in case you know any handy tips to resolve them, you can share them with us.
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