installing programs with no extension

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wiiiiilllll, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. wiiiiilllll macrumors newbie

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    #1
    i just downloaded a program and the file has no extension....does anyone know how i can install this program?

    tia
     
  2. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

    20rogersc

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    Brighton, UK
    #2
    What's the app called?

    And what did you download it as?

    Just drag and drop it to the apps folder and then double click on it, see what happens?

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  3. FFTT macrumors 68030

    FFTT

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    #3
    It would surely help to know what application you're talking about.
    Hopefully you downloaded from a reliable known sourse.

    The majority of applications now come as
    .sitx ( stuffit compressed )
    or .dmg ( disk image )
    or .pkg ( installer package. )

    If the application folder opens to an application icon then you just drag that
    icon to your Applications folder.

    Then you open it from your Applications folder to register and set-up.

    If you downloaded from an unknown P2P network, I would be cautious.
     

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