what's with the *.dms?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by teng_da, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. teng_da macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2003
    hi all!

    I just bought the new 1.25 imac last weekend, what a beauty!!

    Now I have a question, I downloaded some softwares such like Yahoo Messenger, Outlook 2001 whose installation files end with .dms

    The system won't open it. what can I do? I need my Yahoo Messenger

    Please help! Thank You all!!
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    I have never heard of .dms, try renaming to .dmg and double click the file, if it is a .dmg a disk should mount on your desktop.
  3. meniscus macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Afaik, YM doesn't even use a DMG installer, I just went to the site and the download is a .bin file that extracts to "Yahoo! Messenger 2.5.3 (OS X)" on your desktop. Installs just fine on my PB 1.33.

    If the files you're having trouble with come off a CD someone ripped, just download the latest versions from the websites instead.
  4. slowtreme macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2003
    Tampa FL
    Re: what's with the *.dms?

    You downloaded Outlook2001? Wow that's mighty nice of MS to give you Outlook for free.

    Maybe .dms is a virus
  5. Fukui macrumors 68000


    Jul 19, 2002
  6. teng_da thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2003
    Thanks to you all!!

    Thank u all first

    The problem was there's been a misanderstanding between Safari and Speed download II.
    Everything Safari picked up was renamed to *.dms instead of .dmg which they are suppose to be.
    I uninstalled SDII and now the prob is solved.

    Thank you all again!!

    ps., I got the imac for two weeks and by far what I like the most about it, is apple's phone support, they are really the best service I've ever been with!!

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