problems downloading programs, need help

Discussion in 'macOS' started by whatsthedownlow, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. whatsthedownlow macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2008
    I'm having problems downloading programs from the internet like yahoo messenger or msn messenger, it keeps on downloading like an MS DOS executable file and when I try to open it, a load of gibberish opens up in text edit. I don't know whats wrong, I might have deleted some vital program or something. Can anybody help me out??
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    If you are downloading .exe files, they cannot be run in OSX
    You will need the Mac versions of any of these programs (if available)

    For messaging... I would suggest Adium
    It is compatible with most protocols

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. whatsthedownlow thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 11, 2008
    Thanks alot man, you've just made my night, I thought I might have done something to mess up the

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