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Tips to Fix Damaged Apps that Won’t Open in macOS Sierra?

Oyetoke Tobi - Thursday, November 10, 2016

Are your apps damaged and won’t open in macOS Sierra on your Mac? If so you can try out these quick tips to fix the issues you are facing with damaged apps.

Just recently some of my apps on my Mac running on macOS Sierra started crashing and it gives me headache. Some of the app seemed to be frozen and damaged sometimes. As a result of this, I couldn’t open them as usual because they might not open.

After surfing through the internet and using Google search, I finally have some tips to fix the damaged apps on my Mac. Luckily, they worked well and helped to fix my Mac damaged apps. 

So do have damaged apps on your Mac as well? Then you can give these tips a try to fix them!

Method 1: Using Smart Tip

This is one of the easiest and quickest methods to use. All you have to do is just to hold down command+option buttons when you open the app. This would prevent the app from crashing and let you open the app.

Method 2: Clean Up Your Mac’s Cache

If you are to do this, you need to clean up your Mac’s cache. So open the Finder window.

Then navigate to “Go to Folder” in the “Go” menu.


Then type in “~/Library/Caches”.


Then press the enter button to go to that folder and then clear everything inside.

Method 3: Reset your Computer’s PRAM

So to use this method, you have to shut down your Mac and turn it On back.

Then quickly press and hold down the command, option, P and R buttons when you hear the startup chime of sound.

So you need to keep holding the buttons down until you hear the computer restart again and hear the startup sound again.

Method 4: Check Your Mac’s Security Settings

To do this go to the System Preferences screen on Mac.


Then click on “Security & Privacy”.


Now click on the “General Tab” section. Then click on the lock icon and enter your Mac’s system password.


Then check the Allow applications downloaded from: App Store and identified developers setting. Then click on the lock icon again.


That’s all to it! I hope, these tips will help you fix the damaged apps on your Mac. I suggest you should try out all the tips provided for maximum result. And in case you know any handy tips to fix them, you can share them with us in the comment box below.



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