If you are receiving an error message when launching the Silhouette Studio software on a Mac, this is typically due to the Apple firewall software, Gatekeeper.

Alternate Launching Method

To run the program on your computer:

  1. Open the Applications Folder on your Mac
  2. Locate the Silhouette Studio application
  3. Right-click the application
  4. Select Open
  5. Enter your Apple Admin password, if prompted

Gatekeeper Settings

If you cannot complete the steps above, you can set the Gatekeeper application to allow Silhouette Studio as follows:

  1. Select the Apple icon in the upper-left corner
  2. Click System Preferences
  3. Click Security & Privacy
  4. Select the General tab 
    NOTE: You may need to click the lock and enter your password to make changes
  5. Click 'Open Anyway' under the header 'Allow apps downloaded from' 
  6. Select Silhouette Studio
  7. Click 'Open'

Click here for further information on the Gatekeeper application.