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Can’t install Tweetdeck and Adobe Air on Mac? Here’s how!

October 27th, 2010 · 18 Comments

I run into this problem when I tried to install Tweetdeck app on my new macbook pro with Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard. Adobe Air installation is required before you can install Tweetdeck on any computer. I can install both Adobe Air and Tweetdeck, but when I open Tweetdeck, it shows up an error that Adobe Air is damaged blah blah blah.

I asked for support from Adobe’s forum and after 22 days of waiting, they sent me an applescript which solved the problem.

Click here to download the script to fix the installation problem of Adobe Air on Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard

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18 responses so far

  • Ven Francis | Web Ninja Wannabe says:
    Oct 28, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    i love using tweetdeck though i still didn’t try using a mac. :P

  • David says:
    Oct 30, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Tanx so MUCH!

  • David says:
    Nov 24, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Tweetdeck is good – thanks for sharing.

  • Tim says:
    Dec 2, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    thank you so much!! I had exactly this kind of problem and it was driving me nuts not being able to solve it :) now it works. awesome, you saved my day!

  • Luc says:
    Dec 3, 2010 at 6:31 am

    That’s great! :)

  • ichi says:
    Jan 6, 2011 at 1:58 am

    wow, great resolution, thank you

  • Tracie says:
    Feb 7, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    im having troubles downloading the tweetdeck.. i download it from http://www.tweetdeck.com/desktop .. each time i open it, it says “There is no default application specified to open the document tweetdeck_0_37.0.air.” .. (did i just download the adobe air? do i need to download a certain Tweetdeck app?) help?

  • Tristan says:
    Feb 21, 2011 at 12:41 am

    I was having problems installing TwetDeck on Snow Leopard. Tried everything. I installed it again, got the error, closed TweetDeck, then ran the script provided above. Launched TweetDeck and all was good!

    I thought fixing permissions through the harddrive utility would do it, but it didn’t. It really came down to this script fixing it.


  • Gabriel E. Sardinha says:
    Mar 19, 2011 at 5:38 am

    Thank you, it helped.

  • uk silver jewellery says:
    May 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Absolute genius, tried all day yesterday to down load and almost gave up, then found this. Worked brilliantly now tweetdecking away.
    thanks a million :o)

  • Jim says:
    Jun 25, 2011 at 4:39 am

    Wow… thank you so much for posting this!

  • Darrell says:
    Aug 10, 2011 at 4:00 am

    will this also work for the new mac OS lion

  • Karl says:
    Nov 12, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Nope does not work on 10.7.2

  • Spinner Smith says:
    Nov 14, 2011 at 6:49 am

    I got it eventually but.. WTF? AIR? First time I ever heard of an AIR file!!!!

  • Poppy says:
    Dec 2, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    Not working for me and I’m on Lion – any other suggestions?! THANK YOU!

  • Fad says:
    Jan 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Tweetdeck run so good on my MacBook.. I Love this app and I Love Mac.. ;-)

  • techsawy says:
    Jan 24, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Thank you, it helped

  • technology says:
    Jan 24, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    will this also work for the new mac OS lion

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