How to fix Adobe Zii Patcher damaged message on macOS

By | June 10, 2020

Adobe Zii Patcher Damaged

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Apple has tightened up the Gatekeeper security in its latest operating system and one very visible change is that the option to allow apps from unidentified developers is no longer there.

How to fix damaged app message on macOS Sierra  or later

To resolve Gatekeeper issues on macOS Sierra and unlock images and programs ( annoying image/application is damaged messages pretending you cannot open things ).

For that reason you might have to completely disable Gatekeeper checks, and to do that open your terminal and type:

sudo spctl –master-disable

**Enter your password and you’re done. Note that there are two (2) dashes before master. You might miss that while copy/pasting. So I will leave a screenshot below. I would suggest you type the command manually.

To verify that your operation was successful you need to Open Settings and verify that the Anywhere option is now visible as shown below.

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Revert the Gatekeeper Settings

To enable Gatekeeper again, enter the following command (notice two dashes before ‘master’).

sudo spctl –master-enable


Use GateKeeper Helper setting

We recommend to use our Helper to do that for you, the helper offer the following options:

  1. Disable Your GateKeeper.
  2. Enable Your GateKeeper.
  3. Allow Single App To ByPass The GateKeeper.

Download GateKeeper Helper from here: Click this link

GateKeeper Helper_AdobeZii

All Done! I think your problem solve now!

21 thoughts on “How to fix Adobe Zii Patcher damaged message on macOS

  1. Tamer

    Although I tried everything written, I did not succeed. I always get a crash error. Please help me. I’m a Catalina user.

    1. John Roberts Post author

      How i help you? we post our solution here and it’s working fine our PC

      1. Jeffrey

        On macOS Catalina 10.15.2 still get the message after removing Gatekeeper checks after removal/new install and restart.
        [“AdobeZii20205.1.1” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Trash.]

        1. John Roberts Post author

          I think you something wrong please check again all process

  2. Mohit Sharma

    Terminal denied to save these settings in catalina 10.15.2.I am unable to enter password in terminal after this.

  3. nathan benarroch

    I still get the same message error after enable gatekeeper on my Mac Catalina please help

  4. Lina

    Hey there. Im trying to download the patcher for Photoshop 2019 but the zip file doesn’t open. It asks for registered name and registration code ( I have win zip). I dont know what to do or how its works. Can anyone help please and tell me what to do step by step? I have a MacBook

  5. Bardo

    the patch wont work. everytime i click the “patch or drag” button, it will load a little bit and then it will say “complete”… im using macos mojave with adobe photoshop cc 2018

    1. John Roberts Post author

      hey, 2018 version not working new zii patcher

  6. Dario

    I have macOS Catalina 10.15.5 and use your Gatekeeper Helper option1 and option3, but continue the message “Adobe Zii 2020 5..2.4 is damaged and can´t be opened. You should eject the disk image”. I hope you can help me. Dario

  7. res katze

    Open “GateKeeper Helper”. Choose 3 and drag the dmg(!) file in Command window.
    This worked 🙂


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