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Ok, I'm yet another new user to the Mac. I just got mine today and I'm just toying around with it. I've been forever a PC user and am now making the transition. I still want to be able to use my PC remotely like I have been from my other PCs but I'd like to do it from my new MBP. I've been trying to follow these http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloa...gnosysreq=True
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Now it says that I should use stuffit to expand the file, and I'm using Mozilla Firefox to download it. However, when I click the link to download it, Mozilla asks me what program I want to use to open the file, and I choose Stuffit Expander. The next thing I notice is that it's saved the file to my desktop and it's still in it's *.bin file format. I also downloaded the *.hqx file, and performed the same steps choosing to open the file with Stuffit expander, but yet again, I see the hqx file on my desktop. So I double-clicked on the file, now that it's on my desktop, and it asks if I want to open the file with MS Excel.

At this point, I'm not sure what I need to do. I'm trying to follow the steps on the site listed above, but they don't seem to be working.

Can anyone help?

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Hello enigma,

I've run the RDC successfully on my MacBook for the past several months, so I figured I would follow the same steps you did. I used Safari for this operation.

I went to the Microsoft page you mentioned and looked under the "Download Now!" section.

When I click the link to the English language version of the client, it downloads a .dmg file which gets mounted on my desktop. The .dmg mounts, and in the folder that pops up on my screen, I have a folder called "Remote Desktop Connection" that just needs to be dragged to the Applications folder.

At no time does it ask me what I want to use to open it up. It just works, as they say. :-)

When I use Firefox, I get the issue you described.

My primary recommendation: use Safari.

My recommendation if you insist on using Firefox: click on the .bin file, only instead of opening the file with StuffIt, select the option to download the file to the Desktop. Once it's on the Desktop, double-click it and it should open to a .dmg file.

Good luck!
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Thank you so much. You are now my new hero. That worked like a charm. I'll remember that from here on out.

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2nd question is, do you know of a good replacement for Ultr@VNC that will work on the Mac? I don't see a Mac version of Ultr@VNC, and I so love Ultr@ because it's so handy.

Thanks again.

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I don't have any experience with this, but several Mac users are big fans of Chicken of the VNC.

Glad to help. Good luck!
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Thank you so much. You are now my new hero. That worked like a charm. I'll remember that from here on out.

[removed due to found answer]

2nd question is, do you know of a good replacement for Ultr@VNC that will work on the Mac? I don't see a Mac version of Ultr@VNC, and I so love Ultr@ because it's so handy.

Thanks again.
You're my new hero, too! I was having the same problem and switching to Safari worked perfectly! Thanks for the tip.

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