How To Fix Adobe Zii is Damaged Can’t Be Opened

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Adobe Zii Damaged Solution Or Any Problem Solution:

One Solution:

“AdobeZii is Damaged Can’t Be Opened” or “AdobeZiiPatcher is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it the the Trash.” error messages in Mac OS Sierra, High Sierra, Catalina and Big Sur are a common error when you try to install a non-App Store application. In this article I show you have to fix the problem simply.

  1. Open a Terminal with appropriate privileges (“sudo bash” to make you root on most systems)
  2. Enter the following, substituting “AppName (AdobeZii)” with the real name of the app (Applications folder, rename it so there are no spaces):

xattr -cr /Applications/ (


Run rhis command on terminal xattr -cr “zii location”
Example: xattr -cr /user/desktop/Adobe Zii 2021


sudo chmod +x “/Applications/Adobe Zii 2021 Zii 2021 6.1.4”

  1. Press Enter to run the command.

This should fix the problem!

Check Video Tutorial Bellow:

Thanks Yusuf for this videos

Second Solution:

This is actually a macOS Gatekeeper issue try these steps:

To resolute Gatekeeper issues on macOS Sierra you might have to partially or completely disable Gatekeeper checks.

  • Option I

For a certain application run in Terminal:

sudo xattr -rd /Applications/[LockedApp].app OR (


You need to rename the .dmg file to anything without spaces for example (AdobeZii20216.1.4.dmg) then place it inside of /Applications (so it’s easier file path)…like this

sudo xattr -rd /Applications/AdobeZii20216.1.4.dmg

  • Option II

To disable checks globally run in Terminal:

 sudo spctl –master-disable

AdobeZii Damaged Can’t Be Opened

If Up solution not work just follow below method or solution

Full instruction to disable/enable GateKeeper from MacOS:

In the following words, we will show you step with screenshots to disable/enable Gatekeeper to be allowed to install application downloaded from unidentified developer on MacOS 10.14 Mojave. However, all processes must work the same on Big Sur, Catalina, High Sierra, Sierra, Maverick, El Capitan and Yosemite.

What is Gatekeeper?
Gatekeeper is disabled by default to prevent being risked by installing software from the third-party software. Therefore, it’s common to see an error like “App can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer” when we start launching an new downloaded app.
To open app downloaded from unidentified developers, Anywhere option need to be checked under System Preferences –> Security & Privacy.

However, Anywhere option is hidden if the GateKeeper is not disabled.

Steps to Disable/enable Gatekeeper from MacOS

  • Open Terminal (Found under Applications/Utilities/)
  • Enter the following command line to disable Gatekeeper

sudo spctl –master-disable

Adobe Zii GateKeeper
You will be asked for administrator password (the login password)

  • To enable it, Enter the following one

  sudo spctl –master-enable


Use the 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.

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181 Replies to “How To Fix Adobe Zii is Damaged Can’t Be Opened”

  1. To use Solution number One:
    you need to rename the .dmg file to anything without spaces for example (mexo.dmg) then place it inside of /Applications (so it’s easier file path)…like this
    sudo xattr -rd /Applications/mexo.dmg

    and it just works!

  2. sudo xattr -cr /Applications/


    sudo xattr -cr /Applications/

    is enough.

    (Save first app in the Applications)

  3. Hi, I followed your advises and eventually launched Adobe Zii, but when I started to patch, it only worked on Photoshop. The other softs are still on free-trial mode. Any idea about what is happening ? Thanks 🙂

  4. Hello, I would like to know
    It’s working only with photoshop cc 2020 ? Cause it’s says InDesing file not supported
    And I still seeing 7 days left when I open the app


    1. v5.0.1 work now
      Adobe Photoshop 2020 v21.0.0.37
      Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 v18.0
      Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 v18.0
      so how InDesing support?

  5. After terminal
    xattr -cr /Applications/Adobe\ Zii\ 2020\
    The application “Adobe Zii 2020 5.0.3” can’t be opened.

  6. Jack, my English is terrible, would you mind to do the complete “text” for version 5.0.3 so we can just launch in terminal?
    could you do that for me?
    thank you so much

    1. hey, try this one
      sudo xattr -cr /Applications/
      sudo xattr -cr /Applications/

  7. sudo xattr -cr /Applications/ –

    how to find this file name ? I am totally confused.

    where is .app file? I only able to see .dmg file in folder. please help!!!

  8. Hi

    I download your patch 5.0.3 and put the app file into Application. Copy your command and rename the Adobe Zii 2020 5.0.3 to be AdobeZii20205.0.3 on the terminal and then press return.

    After that I open the AdobeZii20205.0.3 from application and then clicked the icon, it ran smoothly. It works.

    tks for your help.

  9. I can’t patch any Adobe product and I have the latest ones. It always says that they are not supported when I drag them into adobe Zii. I put all the codes into the terminal, but nothing. Should I update to the latest Catalina macOS?

  10. photoshop worked well however lightroom 9.0 didn’t work (macOS 15.1), the trial option window still popping out
    I am using 5.0.4 zii

  11. hi, I cannot Open the dmg file, it seems to be corrupted.
    “Impossibile aprire l’applicazione “Adobe Zii 2020 5.0.4”.”
    this is the error message, but it is not e problem of permission

    1. I think it’s your system problem, we release now new version if possible please try again with latest version

  12. hi,
    currently the 5.0.4 V2 doesn’t work with Catalina OS.
    I tried everything according to your post but not working.
    now i get the notification “The application cannot be opened.”
    any other suggetsions?

  13. Thank you for your work! I have a problem: the terminal always says “No such file” even though I unpacked the program 🙁

  14. I tries all solutions but none worked for me. I think the new update from Mac for Catilina has been blocking it.
    Even the “Gatekeeper” -> “Anywhere” option is been removed.
    Please provide me a good working patch for photoshop 2020.

  15. The patch is not working. It says “The application ‘Adobe Zii 2020 5.0.4’ can’t be opened. what should i do

  16. Hello and thank you for your applications. At installation, I had the problem “the file can not open, put it in the trash”. Thanks to your explanations, I was able to fix the problem, the application opens normally. THANK YOU. But another concern arises. I watched the video explaining how to use the patch, I do exactly the same and the message “completed” appears. I open Adobe indesign and the application offers me to connect and pay a monthly subscription. What happened ?
    From France, sorry if some sentences are not correct.

    to have more detail. I downloaded the 2020 version 5.0.6. when I open the patch, I click on “patch or drag”. After that there is this message “starting …” after that, there is the message “completed” in green and that’s it. while in your video, you type a password etc while me it does not ask me anything. then I open Adobe and there they offer me subscription offers and the application (adobe) closes if I refuse.

  17. Hi,

    I have had no luck with 5.0.6
    I tried all the solutions provided here many times. 5.0.4 worked fine for me before.
    Appreciate the help.

  18. I have the same problem with the latest version. The application ‘Adobe Zii 2020 5.0.6 can’t be opened..
    I tried also to modify the setting on “anywhere” but nothing happens.
    I think with the new Apple’s updating blocked it.
    Pls help us