How to install un-package(not-DMG,archive,installer) program on mac

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  1. freemax, Apr 26, 2015
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    freemax macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2015
    I really need help to install program as folders structure file. It is not DMG, archive, nor package file. I assume you know what i mean. See attached picture of the program file.
    After spending several hours searching on the net, I desperately looks up to you guys for help, please.

  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    This may be of no use, but...

    ... what is the name of the (package) file?

    Does it currently end in the extension ".pkg"?

    What happens if you change the extension to that, and then double-click on it?
  3. freemax thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2015
    @fishrrman, as I said the program is not in any package, DMG, PKG, or anything. It is merely folder files, begin with root level just called "content". I can freely browser the program just by Finder, like any files.
  4. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    You're missing the folder above that. That folder needs to be named whatever the app is called and end in .app. So make a new folder, name it without the .app at the end, then drag the Contents folder into it. Then rename the folder with .app at the end.
  5. freemax thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2015
    @chrfr, it works!!!! Highly Appreciate. Except one thing, the folder "Contents" must be exactly correct. I move around files at some points i mistakenly change the name to "Content" After change it back, then it works like a charm

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