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You can't open the origin application because someone else is using it

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Re: [MAC] you can't open the origin application because someone else is using it

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I just started having the same issue today. I've reset Origin, deleted EVERYTHING origin from my mac, installed a new one, even went into time machine to load one from a few days ago and still get the same message saying I can't open it because someone else is using it. No, it is not open on any other computer, this is it. I can't get in no matter what I do.

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Re: [MAC] you can't open the origin application because someone else is using it

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@neuroticnelly Same here, it worked this morning, I had some kind of weird shutdown from my computer it's not working ever since... I'm wondering if since the shut down the app somehow still thinks it's open in the previous session ?? will try a full reboot, maybe it'll set things straight
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Re: [MAC] you can't open the origin application because someone else is using it

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@neuroticnelly Alright I rebooted and it's working!! I hope you figure out why it's not working on your end
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Re: [MAC] you can't open the origin application because someone else is using it

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 hi. ive got this same problem. how do you reboot?

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@hopemuir

They restarted their Mac, this logs out all active user accounts.


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This also happened to me, I was on zoom and sims 4 was open in the background, so I thought that when my computer did a weird restart without me restarting it my computer had crashed from the two applications. I opened it back up, and my zoom was working but my sims 4 was not there. Later that night I went to play sims and it showed the message, 'You can't open the application "Origin" because someone else is using it.' with a finder icon next to it. I followed the advice of #2 by going to the go and library folders and downloading a new origin, but it did not work. I followed the advice of simply resetting my computer, and that did work. Hope this helpsStandard smile

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I had the same problem, and I was going to reinstall the game but decided to restart my Mac first, and then Origin just opened like usual when I log in, so that might work for you guys too?

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are you *? that literally deletes origin.

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Re: [MAC] you can't open the origin application because someone else is using it

@KillerFrost3333

Using the Origin reset tool? No it doesn't. It gets rid of all Cache/Preference/Saved State and other files that can cause connection and loading issues.

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