I keep getting an error message aboutAdobe Air when I open an application (Traffic) that requires Adobe Air. The error message is: “Adobe AIR.framework” is damaged and can’t be opened.
This has begun since I updated to macOSX Catalina.
Why is this, and will an update be released to fix this?
I'm receiving this message upon updating to Catalina, as well. We have a critical Flex application that depends on AIR to function. Given the recent news of Adobe AIR's handoff to HARMAN I wouldn't hold my breath about Catalina support (at least, not without having to shell out big $$$). Might be time to abandon AIR in favor of Electron...
In any case, for now it looks like you can get AIR (and any apps that depend upon it) to work by disabling System Integrity Protection on your Mac, but that's an extreme measure that I wouldn't advise outside of limited testing. Seems like the AIR framework must try to install itself into the now read-only system partition.
Have you tried this ( taken from a similar thread )?
Apple has made changes to browing the file system by applications.
open your settings > security & Privacy.
Select tab privacy and scroll down the left list until you see "Full Disk Access"
Add your application to this and you won't have the read only problem again.
Please let us know if it works 🙂
Thanks gerardm13115154 for the reply,
I cannot speak to bethwilson's experience, but enabling full disk access for AIR and my application didn't resolve the issue -- I receive the same error message that indicates "The AIR Framework is Damaged". I've still had no luck outside of disabling SIP.
Is there no other way than disabling SIP? Adding Adobe Air or Adobe Air related apps to "Full Disk Access" Does not solve this problem. The problem is in Adobe AIR.framework how do we add whole folder for full disk access?
If I install Adobe Animate, does the AIR that is installed with Adobe Animate works? Or is it causing the same problem?
Actually our Air 29 mac app works fine on Catalina however what has changed is the "malicious software" security warnings that show on install and launch. These may seem like a show-stopper at first however there is a way around: - until you get the full mac developer certification:
Now click "open" and you can open the app and from now on it will open as normal without this.
So the trick is to CTRL + Click on the App to launch !
Yes the runtime is packaged ( captive runtime )
Thanks for the quick response @gerardm13115154. We don't have the dev resources to re-package all of our .air apps with a captive runtime, so hoping that Adobe/Harman are able to fix this issue for the standalone runtime soon!
I wish I had the ability to decipher any of this. LOL. I literally just had a new iMac dropped off last week. It's gorgeous and it's my first new iMac in a decade. I am a teacher working from home and our District just purchased a new program called Boardworks. It apparently works through something called Adobe Air, something I've never heard of before now. So I followed the directions given by the vendor and I'm getting all these errors and, basically, I can't even run the Adobe Air Uninstaller because I'm getting a message "Adobe AIR Uninstaller is damaged and can't be opened." I'm completely lost. I've tried plugging in some of the below code to the Terminal, but nothing is working. I'm not terribly tech savvy. I'd love to be able to use this Boardworks with my students, but I'm not sure what to do. Any help you can offer would be great. Thank you in advance,
Thanks this fixed my shearwater dive computer app not working due to needing Adobe Air to open, as soon as I put in the command, machine pw, then second command was able to open the app and run the helper installer to load the plugins needed for the app to open and voila! you are awesome.
can you share what he advisded you to do please Im getting the same error damaged Adobe air. thank you
I'm having the same issue with my Shearwater after attempting to open up the App on my Mac for the first time this year.
I'm at a loss as to how to install this.
When it comes to Mac I'm not very clever
I am having the same problem. I need solution to this asap.
I am having too
same problem here...
Same issue here
I've not had a chance to try it , but maybe packaging with the AIR run time + setting AIR config to 64-bit.
Seems Catalina only runs 64-bit software.
Make sure you have downloaded the correct SDK and you have added it to your project
Add "-swf-version=40" (without quotes) into the Project properties -> compiler options -> Addition compiler options
Add this to your .as3proj file <option additional="-swf-version=40" /> (if you do it this way, you will have to close and then re-open your project for this value to take effect.
Add the NEW <architecture>64</architecture> into your application.xml file. I put this just below the <name> node
If you don't add this new node into your application.xml file, it will default to a 32bit application
Build your Air Application.
I hope this helps people out and thanks a lot to ASWC for the help
These few lines in the terminal will get you out of trouble
cd /Library/Frameworks sudo xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine ./Adobe\ AIR.framework
ls -l@ ./Adobe\ AIR.framework/
to check the framework is no longer quarantined
Hi James, We are also running MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 with a few Adobe AIR Apps and your lines of code above worked a treat! Thank you very much! - Hooty Creative
Thank you so much! It worked!
You are my hero.
Worked for me too. Thanks!!!
Dear Jamesey2001, you made my day and happily go in to 2020!! Was for one month searching and trying, now it's fixed!! Thanks a real lot!! Ruud