Confused about Software installation

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Harlowgold1, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. Harlowgold1 macrumors member

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    I am a relative newbie to MAC. I love my hardware and OSX but there are a few things that I stumble with as far as the system. Sometimes if I download software and start it up it does not appear in the Applications directory. Why is this and what am I doing wrong?

    Thanks all! Jenny
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. Cinder6 macrumors 6502

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    For most software, you open the disk image file (.dmg) and drag the application to your Applications directory. If you don't do this, and you just open the app, it'll run from the .dmg itself, which isn't what you want.
     
  4. Harlowgold1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Excellent video! Wow am I stupid or what? That is a piece of cake -You made my day thanks!
     
  5. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Unless the program is packed in a .pkg file. You have to drag it to the applications folder before you open it, to make sure you can open it again after you unmount the disk image.
     
  6. Harlowgold1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Are those your videos!

    If those are your videos they are excellent! Thanks from us MAC newby's:D





     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, those are my videos. Glad you like them.
     

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