Is there an app for opening window files?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macswitcha2, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. macswitcha2 macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2008
    I want to utilize VMware Fusion, can it open window files or do I need another app to open window files?
  2. dragonmantek macrumors regular


    Oct 16, 2007
    New York
    what do you mean window files. if you mean browsing through files, OS X can look through them.

    specify the extension of the file, if that's what you're talking about.
  3. devburke Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    By window files, do you mean Windows files? And can you be more specific about what these files are? It’s impossible to answer the question without knowing more. If you’re talking about something like images or documents, you should have no problem. But if you’re talking about programs, then that’s a different story. You would need Windows to run those (although Crossover has some products for running Windows software, but I don’t know much about those). VMWare can run Windows inside of OS X, but you would still need an actual copy of Windows to do so. If you run Windows inside VMWare, you can, of course, run Windows programs inside Windows.
  4. macswitcha2 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 18, 2008
    I mean windows files. I don't have windows 7 yet, however, is there am app that can open a windows program or file? Cross Over was mentioned. I'll ;ook into that.
  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    i think it's obvious that the OP is asking about running windows programs, not opening files.
  6. devburke Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    I don’t think that’s obvious, I’ve seen people asking that didn’t know if you could open Word documents or pictures from PCs on a Mac.

    You say program or file. Again, it makes a big difference exactly what you’re trying to open. If it’s just something like music or a document, you won’t need anything like Crossover.

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