3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2007 2:48 AM by roam
raptile Level 1 (0 points)
I was wondering if it is posible to convert EXE files to DMG which will install on Mac
I have some Windows software which i would like to use on my Mac but Mac does not install EXE files.
Perhaps there is a program which can change exe files to dmg.
If anyone has an idea how to go about this, please help.


Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 2.33GHz, 2 GB RAM
  • roam Level 6 (13,565 points)
    Hi raptile

    EXE files are windows programs. The same thing on Macs are called Applications.
    A .dmg (diskimage) is just a bundle of software, it is not an Application, but may contain applications as well as other software.

    So no you cannot convert an .exe file to any form, including .dmg that will run on your Mac.
    .exe's are exclusively Windows software.

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    regards roam
  • raptile Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Roam

    Thanks for the info, i appreciate it man, i was thinking it could be possible but it seems two worlds apart.
    Okay, in this case DMG seems like a ZIP folder.

    Thank you

  • roam Level 6 (13,565 points)
    Yes like a zip file, but it is more than that. When the .dmg file is mounted, after clicking on it, it opens as a virtual drive, just like a hard disk, a CD or any other volume.

    As you use your Mac more you will become more familiar with how it works.

    regards roam