Final Cut Pro Won’t Run On Mojave

So if you are a fool like I am, you probably are here because you installed Mojave without checking what programs work on it. So far, I found that my little snitch broke, iPhoto broke, and of course the reason you are here now, Final Cut Pro.

I was pretty pissed off when I realized this, and wanted to roll back my operating system. After a bit of research I found that this would be no easy feat and started to research into how I could fix my apps.

Little Snitch I just paid for. I just bought the new license. Apple seems to have a way to upgrade Final Cut Pro, but I read it was troublesome and didn’t trust it. Anyway, I found a fix that appears to have worked.

Mind you, I don’t know exactly why Final Cut stopped working to begin with, but by using this method, it is bypassing whatever crap stops it from launching, and it seems to be working normally. I don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes though, so proceed at your own risk.

In any case, here are the steps, its fairly straight forward.

Step one is to go into applications and find the Final Cut pro launch file with the ghostbusters symbol on it. If you have it on the dock that works too. Once there you will right click on it and choose “Show package contents.”

Next browse into the “contents” folder and then open the “Mac OS” folder. Double click on that and you’ll see a file called Final Cut Pro which is a terminal file. You can create a shortcut to it on your desktop if you like. Double click to launch the file, and if all is well, then final cut will launch.

Here you can see that I can access my projects, and I tested editing one. I didn’t spend a long time on it, or export, and I don’t know if this will break your shit, so proceed at your own risk. I came across this fix online and I’m sharing it for anyone who wants to use this method.

Alternatively, you can go to apple and just cross your fingers and update it. All I’m saying is don’t try to blame me for shit if your computer dies. Proceed at your own risk, just like I have cause who the hell knows what’s really happening behind the scenes. Yo no se!


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