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Tim Martin
Downloading Application
on Jun 16, 2006 at 6:43:07 pm

Hi Guys

Sorry...another "PC Guy trying to learn the Mac" question...

I downloaded a program this am called FCP Rescue. It downloaded as an .APP file to the desktop (didn't ask me where to put it.

Is this actually the program? I double clicked on it and it didn't do an install...it just opened up. I'm not used to this behaviour.

Does this sound right? Can I move the file into another location?

Sorry for my ignorance...



Tim Martin

-MacBook Pro - 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo - 2 gig Ram

-FCP Studio 5.1 - QT 7.1 - OSX 10.4.6 - Lacie D2 dv external drive


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Simon Carlson-Thies
Re: Downloading Application
on Jun 16, 2006 at 7:50:42 pm

yep that sounds normal, I am not familiar with the application, but you certainly can move it to another location...

welcome to the mac...



Simon Carlson-Thies,
Digital Light Graphics And Animation


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Jeff Carpenter
Re: Downloading Application
on Jun 16, 2006 at 10:25:29 pm

Many small Mac programs are like that. You either just get the program or you get some sort of compressed format that simply expands a single file out to the desktop...you're left with a single file either way that IS the program.

Just put it in your Applications folder and you're good to go. To remove it from your system, just drag it to the trash. That's it!

Larger apps like Final Cut Pro need installers and create preference files elsewhere, but the majority of Mac programs work like this...a single file in the Application folder.


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Tim Martin
Re: Downloading Application
on Jun 16, 2006 at 10:57:56 pm

Hmmmm...how awesome is that?

Imagine it not affecting a registry etc...thanks guys!



Tim Martin

-MacBook Pro - 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo - 2 gig Ram

-FCP Studio 5.1 - QT 7.1 - OSX 10.4.6 - Lacie D2 dv external drive


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