installing zip file from my thumb drive to macbook pro

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Sossity, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I have downloaded the gfx card status for mac snowleopard, but it was in the form of a zip file, of which I want to transfer from my thumb drive to my macbook pro, I am a newbie to macs, so I need a bit of help on doing simple tasks like this.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Just double click the .zip file (1), then the .zip file extracts the gfxcardstatus application (2), drag that application to the Applications folder (3) and be done with it.
    To actually run the application, just double click it.




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  3. Sossity thread starter macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010

    thanks for this info, so when I plug the thumb drive in & click on the zip, it will automatically extract & put the installer under the zip folder? where will these files be placed when I open them up on the thumb drive? before I drag them to the applications folder?

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