Making downloaded programs work

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bergamatt, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. bergamatt macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded a common program, but don't know how to install it and make it work on my system. It just sists in the Shared File, and wont be dragged in Applications or even to the desktop. What should I do?

    Thanks.
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, you'll have to do a little more work with us here.

    What system?
    What is the file? What is the extension or file type?
    What do you mean by "sits in the shared file?" -- I am not aware of anything in OS X that anyone refers to as a "shared file."
     
  3. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing that if it sits in the "shared" file he's not going to get a lot of help on here ;)
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Oh, eep, yeah, I get it now. :eek:

    *feels dumb*

    Never mind the answers to my questions; I probably don't care. ;)
     
  5. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Uh oh, now I'm feeling REALLY dumb because I still don't get it... :confused:
     
  6. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    Limewire
     
  7. whocares macrumors 65816

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    Wasteland?
     
  8. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Let me introduce you to my leeeetle friend. :p

    [​IMG]
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    we need to get the Ban Hamster a pancake for a hat :D :p
     
  10. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Ah, thanks for explaining that guys. :rolleyes:

    bergamatt, I hope you're not running under an admin account when you're downloading software - some of it is likely to have, shall we say, "enhanced" functionality.
     

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