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Installing an Unknown Windows Application from a file



This guide is for CrossOver Mac 14.x and earlier. Click here to see the current install guide.



Launch Crossover by double-clicking on the Crossover icon in your Applications folder.



Click the Install a Windows Application button.


In the Search Bar type the name of the application.



Click on Select an installer, and then Choose Installer File.



Browse to and select the installer .exe for your program. Click on Use this installer after selecting it.



And finally click on Install in the lower-right corner to proceed.


Installation in progress


Crossover will first create the bottle and then attempt to run the .exe installer your picked.



If all goes well the Windows installer for your program will appear. Follow the installation steps as you would on a Windows machine. It's usually best to leave everything at the defaults.

If the Windows installer finishes but Crossover never moves on click the x circle button next to the progress bar in the Crossover Install Software window and pick Skip this step.

Crossover should then report that the installation is complete. Click Done.




Launching your Program


If your program's installation was successful you can launch your program by double-clicking its icon in Crossover.



If no application icon shortcuts are created you can try manually launching your Windows program using Crossover Run Command.

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