I copied "Dead Island" to HDD from DMG file and it showed a "prohibited" icon instead of the game icon (2nd row, icon in the middle). I had to kill/restart Finder to solve it, but would like to know what is the cause for this and how can I prevent it from happening again?

Dead Island

  • Where did the dmg come from? – Mark Feb 22 '15 at 12:49
  • Looks like it's not finished copying yet. – Tetsujin Feb 22 '15 at 12:54
  • Yes, what Tetsujin said. The progress bar is still visible at the bottom of the icon. – tubedogg Feb 22 '15 at 18:44
  • The DMG come from maczapp.com/dead-island .It runs perfect so I think it finished copy. – cuthead Feb 24 '15 at 1:46

I have seen Finder sometimes getting stuck still showing the last unfinished state of a file. This may be a refresh issue, especially when you say that restarting the Finder solves it.

Alternatively, you could try to just run the application by simply double-clicking it. If the "prohibited" sign is valid, you will receive an error message stating the cause.

Otherwise, it will simply work, potentially update the icon at that stage already or at least once you either restart the Finder or the computer.

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