Fix Mac ‘File Can’t be Opened Because the Identity of the Developer Cannot be Confirmed’

Fix Macbook Error Message 'File Can’t be Opened Because the Identity of the Developer Cannot Be Confirmed' with this simple guide below.

Mac is a secure computer system. It does not allow apps from unknown sources to readily be installed on the Macbook. When you install apps or programs from a source other than App Store, the mac may block the installation unless you grant the identifier permissions manually.

If you see the “File Can’t be Opened Because the Identity of the Developer Cannot Be Confirmed”  error message on your Mac PC. This means the security protocol of the system is preventing the app from being installed or used. Here are simple steps to fix this issue on your Mac Computer.

How to Fix File Can’t be Opened on Macbook?

Here is the Simple Guide to Open Files from Unidentified Developer on Macbook PC

Step 1. Click on the Apple icon on the left top corner and here click on System Preferences.

Safari Preferences...

Step 2. Now click on Security & Privacy.

Security_and_Privacy

Step 3. Under General, Look for Option Allow Apps Downloaded from:

Allow_Apps_Downloaded_From_

Step 4. Click on the Lock icon and enter the Mac Password.

Enter_Mac_Password

Step 5. And here click on App Store and Identified Developers

Allow Apps from Store and Identified Developers

Note: If the option is already ticked but you still see the error message, it is because the mac cannot “Identity of the Developer”. Follow the steps below to open files from Unidentified Developer.

Step 6. Click on the application/file which shows the security error and click OK.

Click OK on File

Step 7. Now again open the Security and Privacy, and click on Open Anyway. Done!

Open Anyway Blocked Application or File

You can open files or apps from unidentified developers on your Macbook PC without any error message.

Can’t be Opened Because the Identity of the Developer Cannot be Confirmed

I hope the guide was helpful to solve any issues you may be facing on your mac computer due to an unidentified developer error.

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