When opening NVivo for Mac, why do I receive a message "NVivo" can't be opened because it was not downloaded from Mac App Store?

The first time you open NVivo for Mac please follow the steps below:

  1. Locate the NVivo icon in the Applications folder in the Finder.
  2. Hold down the CONTROL key while you click the NVivo icon.
  3. Click Open from the shortcut menu. The following warning message will be displayed: “NVivo” is not from the Mac App Store. Are you sure you want to open it?
  4. Click Open.

In the future you will then be able to open NVivo for Mac by double-clicking the NVivo icon just like any other app.

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