problems downloading programs, need help

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

  1. whatsthedownlow macrumors newbie

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    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 P6

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    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

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    Thanks alot man, you've just made my night, I thought I might have done something to mess up the computer..lol
     

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