Can't Seem To Place An Application In Applic. Folder ?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Robert4, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Robert4 macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2012

    Still trying to learn all the nuances in the OS after migrating from
    a Windows pc.

    a. I downloaded, and installed a photo editing program called GIMP.
    Works fine.

    The program icon (not an Alias, apparently) ended up on my Desktop.

    No big deal I thought, but as I would like to limit the
    amount of items on the Desktop, I thought I would simply put it into
    the Applications Folder on the Dock. It certainly is an "Application".

    Won't let me place it there. Folder just won't accept it.

    Any thoughts as to why this might be ? How to do ?

  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    My first step when things don't seem to work quite the way I think they should is to restart and try again
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Any error message?
    Does the icon on the Desktop look like an external drive?
  4. jaduff46 macrumors 6502


    Mar 3, 2010
    Second star on the right....
    You have to open the downloaded .dmg file, then move the executable (not the downloaded .dmg) to Applications folder. You may have to change your security settings, since it's not coming from the App Store (my settings).

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