installing programs with no extension

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wiiiiilllll, Oct 16, 2005.

  1. wiiiiilllll macrumors newbie

    Sep 2, 2005
    i just downloaded a program and the file has no extension....does anyone know how i can install this program?

  2. 20rogersc macrumors 65816


    Jun 28, 2005
    Brighton, UK
    What's the app called?

    And what did you download it as?

    Just drag and drop it to the apps folder and then double click on it, see what happens?

  3. FFTT macrumors 68030


    Apr 17, 2004
    A Stoned Throw From Ground Zero
    It would surely help to know what application you're talking about.
    Hopefully you downloaded from a reliable known sourse.

    The majority of applications now come as
    .sitx ( stuffit compressed )
    or .dmg ( disk image )
    or .pkg ( installer package. )

    If the application folder opens to an application icon then you just drag that
    icon to your Applications folder.

    Then you open it from your Applications folder to register and set-up.

    If you downloaded from an unknown P2P network, I would be cautious.

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