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    Jul 21, 2012
    Applications won't open
    Hi guys, something is wrong with my macbook air. Earlier today I think accidentally deleted an important file and now no programs wont open that have been downloaded and unzipped. I'm guessing it's something wrong with archive utility, but I have no idea.

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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    Which browser are you using to download with? Safari for example, gives a warning about applications downloaded from the internet and asks if you wish to open it.

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    Member Since
    Jul 21, 2012
    I'm using google chrome. I just tried to open safari and it just gave me the error message "Safari cannot be opened because of a problem." On some applications I get this but on others I just get no response. Google chrome is all that will open for me right now.

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    Nov 16, 2009
    North Louisiana, USA
    You might try downloading the combo updater for whatever OS you are running and install that. That might re-install whatever file was deleted.

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