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all programmes downloading as dmg.dat files?


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Hi, im running Mac OSX 10.4.11 on my mac at work. Recently for some reason whenever I download certain files they save as dmg.dat files and I cant open them. For example, I needed to download the flickr uploadr and the file downloaded as "FlickrUploadr-3.2.1-.......en.dmg.dat" when I click on it it asks me to select a program to open it with.

This is driving me crazy, can anyone help?

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have you downloaded something that would have corrupted everything you download. It sounds like there is something that is making it do that?
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not that I can think of, the other mac in the office is doing the exact same thing as well.
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What happens if you rename the file and take off the .dat? You can do that in Finder. Will the DMG then open?

I have never seen your issue but wonder if the files are fine and it's just the extension.
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lol deleting the .dat extension worked, dont know why i didnt think of doing that myself cheers. Still have no idea why it would put that extension on the end of everything i download tho.
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