windows and dmg

Discussion in 'macOS' started by frunkis54, May 5, 2010.

  1. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

    frunkis54

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    #1
    sorry if this is a noob question. im not at my mac and need a big file. can i download a dmg program on my pc save it on disk when i get home install if from my disk.
     
  2. prss14 macrumors regular

    prss14

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    You can download and save and burn any files you want. You just won't be able to execute a .dmg on the PC or an .exe on OSX. (obviously, excluding windows on mac)
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    OK. Let us be clear. You cannot execute a .dmg file on any computer running any OS. A .dmg file is a disk image file. It is data. Although a .dmg file may contain an executable application and may be executed from within a mounted .dmg file, the .dmg file itself cannot be executed.

    OTOH, .exe files are Windows executable files. They can, of course, be executed.
     

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