Opening A File ? With Unarchiver Problem ?

Robert4

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Apr 20, 2012
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Hello,

I have a file I received:

SDRplay_HDSDR_Installer_2.76a.exe

When I click on it, it says that: "Unarchiver Can't Extract It"
Unarchiver is apparently the Default program.

In Get Info, it has: "Windows Self-Extracting Archive"

How can I get it to open, and work please ?

Thanks,
Bob
 

NoBoMac

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Can change the extension to .zip and try opening, but since the word "Installer" is in the file name, guessing it's an executable vs a self extracting file. And since on Mac, out of luck if executable.

ADD: out of luck running, unless running Windows in a VM or Bootcamp. Or possibly using something akin to Wine etc.
 
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Robert4

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Apr 20, 2012
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Hi,

Yes, it's related to a SDR software program.

It was downloaded from the SDRPlay site, under Mac software.
So, hence my question on how to open it; figured it should be possible ?

Thanks for help and thoughts.

Bob
 

DeltaMac

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I just visited that site, and looked at downloads - https://www.sdrplay.com/downloads/
You have to click on the Apple icon first, which sorts the downloads to show only macOS downloads.
The installer that you chose is Windows-only (and not visible after you click on the Apple icon :cool: )
 

Robert4

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Hi,

Thanks.

Which, and where, Apple icon, please ?
(old age problem)

Bob
 

DeltaMac

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Which, and where, Apple icon, please ?
(old age problem)
...
Eh...?
The Apple icon, on that SDR download page, directly underneath "Software"...
There's a Windows icon, then Linux X86, then (voilà!) your Apple icon (actually " Mac", but there it is...).
Must be the food section, as the next icon is for Raspberry pi :D

Yeah, not exactly intuitive, is it?
I think that SDR could have made that page a bit clearer by placing a short note on the top of the page, such as "Click on your system to show your available downloads", but they did not do that. The "Documentation" section on the right side of that page has the same fuzzy setup.
 
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