Download of .EXE files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Toomdk, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Toomdk macrumors newbie

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    What exactly is it happening on my iMac when I want to download an .exe-file, with OSX? The file size is 10MB but on the Mac it end up with just filling 4KB and does not work when I use it on a winXP machine.

    So ... how do I download an .exe file with my mac?

    The file is a driver from Lenovo:
    http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-67829

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    Tom
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    I can download it quite normally, the whole file and I am using Mac OS X 10.6.4 and Safari 5.x.y..

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    How did you transfer the file to Windows? Because Windows shows two files normally, one with a dot before the file name (the small file, resource fork) and the normally named file with its original size.
     
  3. Toomdk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Say what!!

    When i'm click'ing and downloading on OSX 10.6.4 and Safari 5.0.2, it goes like this:

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    I drag'n drop the file to the CD-burner with Finder and burn a CD.
    I only see one file on my system after DL.

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  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    And other browsers? What about resetting Safari?

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  7. Toomdk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Reset has no effekt.

    Can you recommend Firefox as browser?
     
  8. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    There should never be a problem downloading .exe files--in fact--some can be used with OS-X--for example those that are actually compressed files can be opened with Stuffit.
     
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    No, but I don't use it. Just try Firefox, Chrome or Opera to see, if you can download the file successfully. What about testing Safari in another use account, even a temporary one?
     
  10. Toomdk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unbelievable!!!!

    Norton AntiVirus was the cause.

    I uninstalled Norton an everything is working perfectly.

    Thanks for the help.

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  11. spinnerlys Guest

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    No need for AV software for Mac OS X, as there are no viruses for Mac OS X, unless you wanted to use Norton to scan your system for Windows malware. Btw, Norton is often considered some kind of "malware" itself, as it really frells with your system.

     

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