newbie to mac - real simple question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by athena56, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. athena56 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey. I just had a quick question. I just got a Mac for the first time, a new Powerbook G4, and one problem I'm having is downloading files that ARE NOT .dmg.

    .sit files and .exe cannot be opened, because it says there is no application that can be associated with it. Does anyone know of a good program that can get that would allow me to download the programs I need? Or know what I need to do?

    Any advice would be welcome. I am getting completely frustrated with the whole process. :confused:
     
  2. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

    Plymouthbreezer

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    #2
    exe isn't a Mac supported file extension. You might be downloading Windows versions of a program.
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    to open .sit files you need to download Stuffit Expander, it's free, just google it.

    .exe are windows executable files and therefore won't run on a Mac except for under Virtual PC
     
  4. g4cubed macrumors 6502a

    g4cubed

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    Plymouthbreezer is right about the .exe that's for windows. You can open .sit files with StuffIt Expander.
    Hope that helps. ;)
     

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