mac software problem

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  1. Elharby macrumors newbie

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    hi guys my name is roger ...i`v got a mac from sweden i realized that the software is different from the windows so ...i downloaded some programs ..they were by *.hqx and *.sit.... i heard that i need a program named stuffit delux or expander i downloaded it 2 ...it`s file was *.dmg and when i open it ,it wants me to `open with` by a program .. this is my prob and i don`t know if anyone of u guys can help me i hope that because iam realy mad of this setuation...and 10x a lot...
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Stuffit Expander is a free download. It will handle your .hqx files. Your .dmg files will be handled by a built-in MacOS X utility called DiskImageMounter.
     
  3. Elharby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hi again

    10x manj for replying ....maybe u didn`t understand me ...just tell me a link or a program to download in order to open the *.dmg file .. or another solution ...10x again my friend
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    If you have a DMG file, when you double click it it should automatically open an icon on your Desktop, similar to if you inserted a CD-ROM. The software for opening a DMG file is included with OSX.
    Then, you will look at the disk image that has been mounted, and in there you'll find either an installer application OR you will just drag the contents to your hard drive.

    Stuffit is downloadable at http://www.stuffit.com/mac/index.html
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Roger, what kind of Mac do you have? What operating system / version does it run?

    If you have OS X, then you do not need software to use .dmg files. If you use a version of MacOS before OS X, then you probably should not be using anything in a .dmg file, because all of that software is for OS X.

    For OS X: When are you told you must identify a program to launch the .dmg file? Is it by your web browser? Is your web browser Firefox or Safari, or something else? If your web browser says this, then save the file to the desktop or some other disk location, and double click it there, and you should not have trouble.
     
  6. Elharby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey 10x a lot man iam wasting u tiome aim very sorry but really i want a solution 10x for everything ...just i want to tel u when i open the *.dmg file the comuter says not mountable or can`t mount something like that ... that is my prob ...10x a lot maaan
     
  7. Elharby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    my operating system is mac os x .....sorry i wrote for u it appeares to me (open with) i realized that iit writes for me can`t mount or something like that
     
  8. Elharby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    by the way i`m not connected oin the internet iam taking the files from a coputer and taking them to my mac ...
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Roger, because language makes it hard for us to communicate with you...

    Can you please look at this:

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Installing_Applications_in_Mac_OS_X

    This explains how disk images (.dmg files) *should* work. It has pictures.

    See the section titled "Disk Images" and then below that, the section titled "Application Bundles." Please see if you are doing the same thing described there to make the .dmg file work.

    Sorry this is so hard for you. I think once you get the idea, it will be very easy.

    Welcome to the Mac community and to MR! :)
     

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