msi file

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  1. eduardito macrumors newbie

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    i received a "msi" file as an email attachment, and havent been able to open it on my iMac power pc 750 G3...
    i really would like to, though...any suggestions?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It's a Windows installer file. You need Windows to open it. Even then I'd probably not open one sent to me in an email!
     
  3. eduardito thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks...short of installing windows, what are my options? can i send the email to a pc with windows, and ask them to send it back as a pdf?
    is my inexperience showing?
    maybe i could try the original sender---ask him to alter it...
     
  4. liketom macrumors 601

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    windows only - not that i'd ever open one from a email

    what does the msi file contain ? pdf's are not packaged up as msi - it's executable setup files ect.. like office and stuff
     
  5. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Yes, you could have someone on a Windows machine open it. They could not send it back as a PDF. a MSI extension is a program. Do you trust the sender? Sounds like a virus to me....
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    My first thoughts too. The sender may not even be aware that their machine is infected and that they've sent this out...
     
  7. eduardito thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oops! not an email thing at all...it's a software download that i purchased...
    still stuck with it, though...thanks for your patience, people.
     
  8. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    If it's software that you purcashed...you will need to install Windows in order to use it.
     
  9. eduardito thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks, everyone!
    think ill contact the sender, and ask for a mac-compatible version...
    downloading windows...oof...
    cool place ya got here...next round's on me.
     
  10. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    mac-compatible version, not likely.
     
  11. bigkeef macrumors newbie

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    msi - Ipod loader from lastminutedotcom

    I've subscribed to a podcast. Portuguese phrase book for iPod from last minute dot com through iTunes, and the installer file is .msi. Obviously won't work on a Mac? odd:mad:
     
  12. posum macrumors newbie

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    another msi file problem

    Dear all,

    I am very new in the apple world, and am doing my best to understand it the best i can...so i downloaded iArtwork from internet and now i can't open it because it is a msi file..it is a bit bizzare because it is supposed to be for iTunes which is a mac product...so i don't understand why do i need windows for that??
    all i want is to have a cover for all the albums i have!
    :confused:

    thanks for your help
     
  13. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    iTunes is for OS X and Windows. The program you speak of is for Windows. You'll need to find a alternate similar product for mac.
     
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