6 Replies Latest reply: Apr 3, 2012 4:23 PM by Markie Castle
Markie Castle Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

Hello all,


I seem to have tripped over this quarantine bug in Lion. Newly downloaded apps simply sit in the Dock with the sphere pulsing, and disappear when clicked on.


I've found a few places that talk about possible workarounds with Terminal, but haven't been able to get them to work for me.




http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57374676-263/workarounds-for-quarantine-bug -in-os-x-lion/

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57406599-263/tackling-a-newly-installed-app lication-not-opening-in-os-x/


Is there anything new known about this situation? Is there any other workaround or trick to try? This is stopping me from being able to install any new software properly. I'm hoping I don't have to wipe the system and start over, but I'm not seeing much choice. Assuming I don't trip the bug during the rebuild process and end up back in the same spot....


Helpful pointers or information greatly appreciated,




MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)