Installing the software on your computer

HN2 or Synfire installation fails on Windows 8

This has been fixed with Synfire 1.10 and HN 2.8.1

There's an issue on Windows 8 only, where the installers for HN2 2.8 or Synfire 1.9 would take a minute or so to start, but ultimately fail to do so. An error message pops up saying:

There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected.

OS X 10.8 Message: "The app can't be opened, because it is from an unidentified developer"

Affects OS X 10.8 and Later: You may see a message warning you that the downloaded package "is not from an identified developer". You can safely ignore it. Cognitone uses a packaging method (multiple packages bundled) that is currently not recognized by Gatekeeper. The actual software being installed is properly digitally signed and registered with Apple.

Message: "Initialization Error. Code -7" (Windows)

If you encounter the error message "Initialization Error. Code -7" on Windows, this may indicate a conflict with some security or  defense utility. Reportedly, this was the case with the product "Emsisoft Online Armor", but it may also occur with other products (Panda, Comodo, etc).

Message: "Error -5000 while verifying your authorization" (Mac)

This message indicates that one or more folders on your Mac have restrictive permissions that hinder Synfire from looking up system information. On a clean OS X installation, this should not happen. For whatever reason, the default permissions were modified on your system. A -5000 error is an Apple OS X message that is not solely related to Synfire. It can occur with any application.

Message: "You can't open the application because it may be damaged or incomplete" (Mac)

If you happen to get the message "You can't open the application because it may be damaged or incomplete" when starting HN2 or Synfire Pro on a Mac, you should do the following:

  1. Be sure you are logged in with a user that has admin rights.
  2. Run Disk Utility's "Repair Permissions" on your startup volume.
  3. Reinstall the Cognitone software.

We do not know yet why this happens in the first place, but it seems to happen to a few users every now and then. We were unable to reproduce the message on any of our Macs.

Reinstalling Harmony Navigator 2

When a computer is reinstalled , what is the correct procedure for reinstalling Harmony navigator.

I have tried deactivating and also not deactivating, but the result is always  the same. You don't seem alowed to reinstall the software on any computer (PC or Mac) for a second time as it will only authorise one time , then installation is permently discarded.

I have now run out of alternative computers to reinstall on as I have been doing in the past. Windows when used with lots of music software programs especially, is not a very stable o/s and i need to reinstall the operating system every few months.

What should i have done when i reinstal to get the program up and running back on the same computer, and what should i do now.

Propellerhead Folder Permissions Fix (Mac)

This shell script fixes file and folder permissions in the Propellerhead Software folder. Use this in case some other software installer has messed with the permissions and you can no longer install or update Synfire Pro. This script is meant as a workaround until we will have changed the installer to ask you for admin privileges and make these modifications automatically.


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