What were you doing:
Ran “Check for Updates”
What feature did you use:
Got an error saying “Bear can’t be updated if it’s running from the location it was downloaded to”
What did you expect to happen:
That Bear checked for updateds.
I have installed the app in ~/Applications, shouldn’t this be supported or?
You can place B2 app on your desktop or any other subfolder.
But why not inside ~/Applications? Where it is supposed to be…
btw, tried to move it under ~/Bear2 but got the same error message.
I somehow misinterpreted your message. Yes, it can stay in /Applications. Do you get the message even if you quit Bear and restart from /Applications?
I have it inside my home folder: /Users/“username”/Applications/Bear.app and I also tried using /Users/“username”/Bear2/Bear.app. (i.e. not under /Applications)
Was using ~ to indicate my home folder…
Yes, I have tried to restart it from the locations mentioned.
I’m a little puzzled about the problem you are experiencing but I have found a workaround suggested on the site of an app that uses the same updater library.
- Go to Applications and find Bear.
- Make a copy of Bear to Desktop.
- Move the copy of Bear in Applications to the Trash.
- Move the copy of Bear from Desktop to Applications.
- Launch Bear again and try “Check for Retrospect Updates…”
Can you please give it a try?
Tried that but got the same error.