Mac OS Catalina Update

How to resolve Adobe.AIR.framework is damaged issue after upgrading to Mac OS Catalina

If you are running Mac OS Catalina, you may encounter the following error when trying to install Adobe Air

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Songwriter’s Pad runs on Adobe Air, so before Songwriter’s Pad is installed, Adobe Air needs to be installed first. The above error message appears because Mac OS Catalina can only run 64-bit applications. While Adobe Air is a 64-bit application, some of its components are still 32-bit.

This is currently being fixed by Adobe. In the meantime here are 3 easy steps to get around this issue

STEP 1: Open Spoltlight by clicking the magnifying glass on your Mac and type the word ‘Terminal’ and hit enter to open the Terminal application.
Spotlight icon in Menu bar

STEP 2: Copy and paste the following text into Terminal

cd /Library/Frameworks && sudo xattr -r -d com.apple.quarantine ./Adobe\ AIR.frameworkmceclip3.png
Note: you’ll be prompted for a password. This is the same password you use to login to your Mac when you first turn it on. (for security purposes you will NOT see the password appear as you type it in)

STEP 3: You will now see a new Terminal prompt like this.
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You can now close the Terminal app and Run or Continue installing Songwriter’s Pad.

 

 

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