Downloading a Program

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

  1. jossef macrumors newbie

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    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

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

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  4. ZballZ macrumors regular

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    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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