Execute an .iso but no DVD to burn it to

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  1. SD-B macrumors 6502

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    I am not new to Mac so much anymore but I need to know if there is a way i can take an .iso that i have, of a program, and set it up on my mac without burning it to DVD first.......i want to do it now and cannot find a dvd that isnt scratched ;-(

    is there any way of doing this?



    TIA
     
  2. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    Where do you have the file stored? Another Mac? Somewhere else?
     
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    You should be able to mount it just by double-clicking it. Doesn't that work?
     
  4. SD-B thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes, on another mac of mine as well i have a copy of it on an external hard drive i can just plug into the mac in question i wish to install it on


    I wasnt aware that i could do that so I shall go try it.........but when you say MOUNT it, does that mean it will install like any other program would or will i be doing this everytme I wish to use it?
     
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    Mounting it means it's just like inserting the physical DVD. Once you've finished with it, you unmount (eject) it.
     
  6. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    Just remember to actually install the program not just run it from the image. Either run the installer or drag the program to your applications folder.
     
  7. SD-B thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, got it. Now I understand the meaning of "mounting it" and will take your advice when I do this, in about 30-40 minutes......

    thank you VERY much for ALL of your help!!!!!
     

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