I switched from an older MacBook Pro to a newer unit. It runs macOS High Sierra V10.13. All files were migrated using the Migration Assistance app. Within one night all files and software were transferred. Now everything is fine, except for files - every file I double-click to open states "file-abc.zip" is corrupted and can not be opened. It's recommended to put this file into trash.
This happens on every single file there is. All kind of formats (zip, jpeg, xlsx,....). Every time I get the same error message.
However, I can just open the files if I open the software first (let's say MS Excel) and select "Open file" from context menu and select a file. Now it will open just as it should. If I double-click the file in Finder will result in this error message.
Whats wrong here? It seems the files are all fine, just my MBP is a bit confused? How can I get this straight?
Bonus info: If I download files from web (Firefox/Chrome) the files are corrupted as well. If I create the file myself (with a software by saving it to disk) it can be opened with double click.
Some more strange behavior I found on this macbook. In settings "security" I can change the 'allow applications downloaded from' to "verified sources" ('anywhere' is not available at all) but when I jump back to main settings and again to this security it is changed back to "App Store". It doesn't saves my setting!