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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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Delete all Origin files in Finder. Google "Origin Reset tool," and click the link to download it. Run it on your computer and allow it to reset the Origin app. Reset your computer. Download Origin again. Voila, it worked for me!

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

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This should solve your problem:

 

  1. Open Activity Monitor
    • How to open:   Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor
  2. Search for: origin
    • (The search bar should be in the top right corner)
    • After searching, you should see something called OriginClient
  3. Click OriginClient

  4. Look for a little x button (usually in the top left), and click it to 'Force Quit' the running OriginClient process

  5. Close the Activity Monitor window and you should now be free to open Origin the way that you usually do

Please don't mess around with ActivityMonitor by force-quitting random things if you don't know what you're doing. For simple things like closing the OriginClient, or force-quitting GoogleChrome when it's not responding, this is a harmless and a simple procedure. Just note some processes are running for a reason, and your operating system is relying on them - so try not to get carried away. Enjoy

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

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Same here!!

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

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@tarkey61 thanks! Exact same thing happened to me yesterday...trying restart now Standard smile
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Re: [MAC] you can't open the origin application because someone else is using it

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@ZiggyZazza Yes! I was experiencing the exact issue people are describing here and this completely fixed it! Thank you!
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Re: [MAC] you can't open the origin application because someone else is using it

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@carolion18 Happy it worked out for you!

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

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@ZiggyZazza THANK YOU SO MUCH SAVED MY LIFE
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Re: [MAC] you can't open the origin application because someone else is using it

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@ZiggyZazza Yes this happened to me and i did what you said and it helped. Thank you!
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Re: [MAC] you can't open the origin application because someone else is using it

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I searched for the same issue and THANK YOU SO MUCH! It worked for me! thank you for learning me the tip, in case something similar happens to another app, I'll make sure to open Activity Monitor!

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

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You're awesome! Fixed the problem.

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