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Preparing the Software You Have
Downloaded For Use
The software you have
just downloaded is not ready for use because it had been compacted to save
download time. You will need to expand the files and move them around on your
- 1.Locate the downloaded
file. If you
did not specify the name and location for the downloaded file, it will be
located in your terminal program's directory, or wherever you have set the
default download directory for the terminal program (if applicable). The default
name for the downloaded file is Sky.macInstlr.sea.
- 2.Expand the file.
has been compacted in a format that is called a "self-extracting archive."
Locate the file you have just downloaded and double-click on it. The
computer will ask you where you would like the expanded file to be placed,
and for a name for the new folder which will contain the software. The default
file name is New Mac. The file will expand into a folder containing
a series of other folders.
- 3.Locate the new
and open the new folder.
- 4.Locate the MacPPP
and open the MacPPP folder. Inside it are 3 items, including Config PPP.
- 5.Move Config PPP.
Config PPP must be moved from its current folder into your System Folder's
Control Panels folder. Open your System Folder. Inside your System Folder,
open the Control Panels folder. Drag Config PPP into the Control Panels folder
from its current location. Leave the other 2 items in the MacPPP folder where
- 6.OPTIONAL: Put Config
PPP in your Apple Menu. Making Config PPP an Apple Menu item makes logging
on quickly a breeze. In the system folder:
- Highlight Config
PPP by clicking on it.
- From the File menu
in the menu bar at the top of your monitor, select Make Alias.
Your computer will make an alias for Config PPP, which looks just like
the Config PPP icon. Its name will be "Config PPP Alias."
- Locate the folder
in your System Folder called "Apple Menu Items." Open the Apple Menu Items
folder. Drag Config PPP Alias into the Apple Menu Items folder.
- In the Apple Menu
Items folder, click on the name "Config PPP Alias." In a moment,
a box should appear around the name. The name should be highlighted, and
you should see a cursor blinking in the box.
- Delete the word
"Alias" at the end of "Config PPP Alias." Hit return. The icon
and the changed name should now appear normal. You will now be able to
see Config PPP in the Apple Menu.
- 7.Throw away one
of the POPmail folders. You
will see two POPmail folders in your new software folder. One is for Macintoshes
using a 680x0 processor (POPmail for 68K Macs), and one is for PowerMacs
(POPmail for PowerPC). Keep the appropriate folder and throw the other
in the trash.
- 8.Move other software
You may want to move the communications software folders you just expanded
to some place more appropriate to your organizational scheme. Please feel
free to do so - files other than Config PPP can be placed anywhere.