Installing applications that download as files?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RainbowEyes, May 27, 2010.

  1. RainbowEyes macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2010
    I keep running into applications that I can't run because the installer downloads as separate files.

    It'll have a file with all sorts of pieces to the program but nothing that brings it together to run it. If there is it's only an autorun- I try the autorun(.inf) and it says there's no application specified to run it.

    I have run across these types of applications more times than I can count. Every time I can't find how to make them work, and so I have to give up on them. These programs I download ARE made for Macs, so it's very frustrating- I don't understand. My husband said those types simply can't be run on a mac.

  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Autorun.inf is a Windows file. It doesn't run on Mac OS X. Link to where you downloaded the files, and which files you downloaded? You most likely downloaded a Windows version instead of a Mac version.

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