Install Software

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mista-breeze, May 26, 2007.

  1. mista-breeze macrumors newbie

    May 26, 2007
    I just began using OS X, so all of my work was done on Windows. One of the programs I used frequently was Final Draft which is compatible on both operating systems. However when I attempt to install it via flash drive , I get a message saying "No default application set to open the file" and I must pick one. These programs are foreign to me, in windows I can just open and run a .exe file.

    What do I do?
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    The .exe file is the Windows executable version of the software. You need the Mac application, which usually has a .dmg or .app extension.
  3. M@lew macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    You need to get the Mac version of the software. The Windows one will not work unless you get a program like Crossover, but even then it probably won't work.

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