How to Show Package Contents

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.7 Lion' started by englishman, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a


    How do you show package contents in Lion.
  2. macrumors 604


    In Finder, right click on an app > Show Package Contents
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Doesn't seem to work
  4. macrumors 604


    What package (app, library or otherwise) are you trying to show?

    Just to makes sure you know where it is:
  5. Administrator emeritus


    It works here.

    Is this a particular application? Or all applications?

    Can you try it in a different profile.
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Eg I just downloaded the JDK from the Apple DC site.

    See attached

    Attached Files:

  7. macrumors 6502a


    Different user same thing and on my laptop and desktop? :confused:


    Ah ha. I get show package contents with Address Book so it must be package specific. Maybe when packages are created there is some kind of option?
  8. macrumors 65816

    Jolly Jimmy

    You need an app like Pacifist to show the contents of a .pkg file.
  9. macrumors 6502a


    Thanks. It says though not yet available for Lion :(
  10. alexbates, Sep 10, 2011
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2011

    macrumors 65816


    That is a OS X 10.5 package. Only 10.4 packages allow you to view the contents in Finder. You can use Pacifist (as mentioned) or you can open the package in Installer and go to File>Show Files

    Edit: Or if you want to convert the package to 10.4, open it in PackageMaker (part of Apple SDK), click the package icon, change "Minimum Target" to "Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger," and build.
  11. macrumors 6502a


    Thanks Alex and everyone for your help.

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