App Is Damaged And Can’t Be Opened in macOS Ventura? (Fix!)

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App is damaged and can’t be opened macOS Ventura

Getting ‘App is damaged and can’t be opened’ in macOS Ventura? You’ve recently updated to macOS 13 and some apps fail to open? You’re suggested to move the app to Trash? Click Cancel and proceed as follows!

App Is Damaged And Can’t Be Opened Error

This problem has been reported by Gary:

“I get app damaged error can not be opened in macOS Ventura. any way to fix it?”

We’ve found a similar complaint on Reddit:

“…receiving a message saying your app is damaged and can not be opened in MacOS Ventura.”

How To Fix App Is Damaged Error

A fix is provided in the thread mentioned above:

  • 1. Open System Settings on your Mac.
  • 2. Click on Privacy and Security and open Developer Tools.
  • 3. Use the + icon and the app or the apps that fail to open.
  • Fact: This should be a temporary fix though as the Developer Tools allow apps that don’t meet the system’s security policy to run locally.

For a permanent fix please check the Mac App Store for app updates that should bring full support for the software in question for macOS Ventura.

Extra Fix For App Damaged And Cannot Be Opened Error

In macOS Ventura you can open an app that isn’t allowed to open by manually overriding the settings:
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  • 1. Open Finder on your Mac and locate the app you want to open.
    Tip: Click Applications in the left-sidebar.
  • 2. control+click the app icon.
  • 3. Choose Open from the quick actions menu.
  • Fact: The app is saved as an exception to your security settings, and you can open it in the future by double-clicking it, just as you can with any other authorized app. Thanks Marcin for this fix.

Have you managed to fix the App is damaged and can’t be opened in macOS Ventura? Do you have a better solution or other macOS 13 problems to report? Use the comments section.

Related: For more info about macOS Ventura please check our extended review available here.