How to Allow Applications Downloaded from Anywhere – OSX Mountain Lion

Follow these simple steps to allow applications downloaded from anywhere to run on your OS X Mac:

Step 1:

Open System Preferences and then choose Security & Privacy

How to Allow Applications Downloaded from Anywhere – OSX Mountain Lion

Step 2

Choose the first tab: “General”:

How to Allow Applications Downloaded from Anywhere – OSX Mountain Lion

The bottom section may be grayed out:

How to Allow Applications Downloaded from Anywhere – OSX Mountain Lion

If so choose the “Lock Icon” in the bottom left:

How to Allow Applications Downloaded from Anywhere – OSX Mountain Lion

Under “Allow Applications Downloaded From” click the button to set it as “Anywhere” instead of “Mac App Store” or “Mac App Store and Identified Developers”

Now try running your application and see if it works.

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One Response to How to Allow Applications Downloaded from Anywhere – OSX Mountain Lion

  1. Hlulani Baloyi says:

    Hi, what do I do when “Require Password option” is also greyed out? Awaiting your response

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