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Will Sanchez
FxFactory .pkg seen as a Document and won't install
on Mar 9, 2013 at 2:11:25 am

For several days now I can't install FxFactory because my Mac with Lion sees the install .pkg file as a Document [Kind: Document] and when I dbl-click on the .pkg file, textedit opens a file of gibberish. How do I fix this?


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Steve Eisen
Re: FxFactory .pkg seen as a Document and won't install
on Mar 9, 2013 at 4:21:18 am

Re-download from Noise Industries.

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Creative Pro Users Group


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Will Sanchez
Re: FxFactory .pkg seen as a Document and won't install
on Mar 9, 2013 at 5:35:16 am

I have done that several times.
I redid it after rebooting the Mac and deleting prior downloads.
I used Safari to d/l the zip file from Noise Industries. Safari decompresses the zip file. No difference. I d/l a picture of the file the link below

5622_fxfactorypkg.jpg.zip


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Rafael Amador
Re: FxFactory .pkg seen as a Document and won't install
on Mar 9, 2013 at 6:10:31 am

Left-click the file, and if available, set "Open with..Installer".
rafael


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Will Sanchez
Re: FxFactory .pkg seen as a Document and won't install
on Mar 9, 2013 at 11:29:16 am

Not one of the options. 'Open with ...' is but with what?


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Rafael Amador
Re: FxFactory .pkg seen as a Document and won't install
on Mar 10, 2013 at 1:17:07 pm

Go to /System/Library/CoreServices/Installer.app.
Open the Installer application and open from there the ".pkg".
rafael


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Will Sanchez
Re: FxFactory .pkg seen as a Document and won't install
on Mar 10, 2013 at 5:27:51 pm

Thanks Rafael. I was able to find folder CoreServices but there's no 'installer.app' but a 'install in progress.app' and that one doesn't open. I tied 'open with ..' but the 'install in progress.app 'is grayed out.

Mystery and misery continues


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Rafael Amador
Re: FxFactory .pkg seen as a Document and won't install
on Mar 11, 2013 at 2:39:27 am

What system are you using?
rafael


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Will Sanchez
Re: FxFactory .pkg seen as a Document and won't install
on Mar 11, 2013 at 3:02:53 am

I'm on a IMac 2.66 Ghz Intel Core i5 with 8GB Ram running 10.8.2
I was able to install FxFactory normally a few weeks ago and my OS hasn't changed.

I d/l a 3rd party installer pacifist.app and that was able to install the package.
However that took at least 10 times longer than what FxFactory would install it in.
But at least I can get at the product I purchased.


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Will Sanchez
Re: FxFactory .pkg seen as a Document and won't install
on May 3, 2013 at 8:01:34 pm

I re-installed ML and it restored my installer. Why it disappeared is a mystery. I'm glad pacifist app was available but it's frustratingly slow.


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