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OSX and installing Windows applications with Wine

First posted here, so hopefully this goes to the right place.

I am having a problem installing and running a Windows application on OSX. I’ve been around a lot and tried various applications, but now I’m using Wine on OSX 10.9.5

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To keep this question simple, Wine seems to have worked and the Windows setup screen worked without (I think) any problems.

There is now an .lnk file on my desktop. If I run it with wine, nothing seems to happen. If I look in the lnk file I see a typical path –

Program Files and then the application name.

I can’t find this path anywhere in OSX. I wanted to locate the executable and manage it directly in the wine.

All I really would like to do is run this Windows application, it’s a pretty simple program and really just one one for me, so I was trying to avoid heavy or expensive VM solutions.

I would really appreciate just any help locating the path Program Files path or another easy way to run a Windows application on OSX. I’m not very technical in this area so I’m really stuck!

Thanks for all the help

The program files should be here: ~ / .wine / drive_c / Programs that cannot be seen in the Finder (files / directories starting with a period are hidden) unless you use the “Go to folder …” function in the Finder, but you can see it in the Terminal and launching your app with wine will be easier from the Terminal too.

The wine creates a directory named .wine/drive_c in your home directory. Try this in the terminal:

 ls '~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files' 

So long as .wine starts with a period, this directory will be hidden in the Finder. I’m sure there is a way to make them appear, but I’m new to OS X, so I just know “the Unix way”.

To view hidden system files (and file path for wine):

Click Go in the top toolbar, then Utilities and run Terminal.

In Pasta terminal: default settings write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles SI

Then paste:

killall Finder

This shows everything, but be aware that you will have access to all kinds of files that can mess up your system if they mess with them.