Solving Minor Errors on Mac OS X?

Below are the collections of few basic Mac OS X errors that come out of nowhere and tease the user to some extent. The first reaction to these errors is certainly tensed but most of them can be solved with the help of few basic adjustments.
  • When Mac says 'No available applications to open it?'
Though this error message is quite minor in nature but many times it causes the user to go complete nuts about it. Safari is an built-in OS X web browser and can't open an executable application on its own. Safari locates the appropriate or associated application on the Mac OS X hard drive to be most suited for the downloaded applications. Anyhow, when Mac's browser could not locate to find such an application that will help execute the application, it out of nowhere prompts this error message.

For Instance: I am in the process of downloading a Photoshop file that requires Adobe Photoshop to be pre-installed on my Mac. As the Photoshop application is missing out the OS X the Safari would not hesitate to display this error.

You can immediately resolve this minor error by identifying the file extension of the downloaded file. This is simple and even a novice can do without any technical guidance. Check out the file extension from its properties. If suppose the file extension is .psb then it’s an Adobe Photoshop image file and you now know which application to download from the Internet.
  • When Mac says 'You are not authorized to open this application?'
This error goes on to display on the Mac screen when the application is from the developer which Apple don't trust. With the help of minor settings in the System Preference you can help eliminate this message.
  • go to apple logo and click system preference
  • double click security & privacy icon
  • See the first tab 'General'. Click the lock below to unlock it. It will ask for the password (if any)
 

  • Select the third option which is ‘Anywhere’. This allows you to download an app from any developer whether trusted or not trusted by Apple Inc. Actually, doing so is compromising with the system security and be performed only when you are critical about it.

The other two options in the Security & Privacy Window allow downloading apps only from the Apple App Store and few identified developers respectively.
  • When Mac says 'Your Start-up disk is almost full'?
Consider this error message as a warning of start up disk running out of free hard drive spaces. Mac OS is loaded on to a particular volume which helps boot the OS whenever it is ask to do. The OS X all the time needs reserve free spaces to run the execution of the Mac applications perfectly. In the absence of these free spaces, the OS X will begin to respond painfully slow which is not at all good for a computer system.

If you have sight this error message quite often then you have to gear up and perform cleaning task for your boot volume. You can begin cleaning any possible junk and duplicate data that is eating up the spaces on your boot volume. Be very sure not to delete any system file in a hurry else you will end up in a bigger trouble.
  • When Mac says: “Not able to install abc.xyz on Mac”?
There are some technical points to what caused this error to flash on your Mac OS X. Firstly; the hardware of the Mac OS X may be outdated to run a newer application. This is quite a common thing with the PowerPC machines that are unable to launch an Intel based OS X applications. Secondly, even if you have an Intel Mac at your place, its OS X could possibly be the other reason of installation denial. To get the things done, you should have an upgraded Mac with Intel processor and also the supported OS X for the application.
  • When Mac says “The operation couldn't be completed. (OSStatus error – 67049.)
You must have encountered this strange error on OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) and also on Lion 10.7.5. Remember, Apple introduced Gatekeeper to secure your Mac OS X from malicious apps that causes nasty user experiences. The gatekeeper monitors the applications that are downloaded from the Internet, mostly from the unidentified developers.

Solution to overcome this error is very simple and all you have to do is repeat the steps suggested in the second question which says - “When Mac says 'You are not authorized to open this application?
  • When Mac says “The operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred (error code – 8003).
This error indicates, you are unable to delete a file out of a trash can permanently. This may occur either due to lack of write privileges on the file itself or due to damaged permissions setups for the file. On any of the occasion this file would make trouble to move from the trash. However, you can try with the few helpful tips that follow below:
  • Macs have ability to secure wipe the trash can and delete all the contents inside it without possibility of recovery. All you have to do is press hold the mouse click on the trash can and hold down the Apple Key (Command) to bring out the option of Secure Empty Trash.

If this option fails to solve the query then turn up to a free utility that uninstalls or remove your application instantly. Read about the error - 8003 in detail.
  • What to do when Mac shows a 'flashing Globe icon at startup?'
A Flashing Globe on a Mac start screen looks panicking at early. But this is not caused due to any technical glitches or so. It’s just that a network drive has been selected as a startup disk and now OS X is looking for that drive. If the Mac locates the network drive then it will boot into this drive, else it boots back into its own OS X after few minutes of delay.

The delay however can stretch to few or more minutes but restarting the Mac in agony would make no changes to this process. It is advised to stay patient while the Mac end its search for the network drive and boot normally.
  • When Mac says "You are opening the application, ****, for the first time".?
Do you know how and when this error is flashed on your Mac OS X system?
After you ran a clean up utility like Onyx, this error is expected to put up on the Mac screen. As Onyx removes the system caches from the hard drive the OS X treats the application as a fresh one. As we know, Caches are nothing but bits of information and activities that are stored and retrieved when an access of the application is made. Upon the deletion of this stored information (caches) the OS X treats it as you are opening the application for the very first time. This is one of the major side-effects of system caches wiping.

There would certainly be more basic Mac OS X errors coming with their simple and effective solutions. Stay Tuned.