How do i get stuffit to open .exe

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pauljbaldwin, May 17, 2009.

  1. pauljbaldwin macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded Stuffit expander but it doesn't open anything... i DL some things off of Limewire and i can't get them to work at all.. i dont understand when i select the mac osx OS for the item i am DL it downloads and gives me a file with .exe then i read that i need to have stuffit but that does jack... HELP ME PLEASE
     
  2. JDee macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    You need to download the .dmg file.
     
  3. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    .exe files are Windows executable files. You won't be able to run them unless you install Windows either via bootcamp or virtualization.
     
  4. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

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    .exe is a Windows program file. It can't be opened unless running Windows. If you got it off Limewire, you're either trying to get free software, or you're downloading a Windows virus.

    So it's bad either way.
     
  5. annk Administrator

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    Could you be more specific about what the files are?
     

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