Downloading a Program

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jossef, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. jossef macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2008
    I downloaded a program and thought I installed it correctly, but every time I try to run it I get a message that it is a disk image and do I really want to run it. I try to put it in the dock and it won't go there. What have I done wrong and how do I install it. I thought I did it right by putting it in the application folder.
  2. tsice19 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2008
    What program is it and where did you download it from?
  3. jossef thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2008
  4. ZballZ macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2006
    If it is a disk-image, you need to mount it first. Mounting means that the file will show up as a separete drive on your mac. Try right-clicking on the file, then choose "open file with", then choose "disk-image-mounter".

    Now, open your finder window, and see if you have a new drive in the top-left of the window, if this is the case, click on it, and see what files it contains. If there is an .app file, drag it to your APPLICATION-folder, and this should install the programme.

    Now you can UN-mount the new drive by ejecting it just like a CD (drag to the trash). Go to your application folder, there you will find your new app, dob-click. Hopefully it will work...

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