Forgive me if this is a dumb question, but I've tried all sorts of things, and need help.

I needed to use some software from the Internet, so I got some installers for them. All of them are .dmg and have .pkg installers. I went through the installers and installed them, but after installing them I can't find them anywhere. Could someone please help me find them?

Logs tell me they were installed:

Jun 27 15:10:55 myMacBookAir installd[15594]: Installed "u-he TyrellN6" ()
Jun 27 15:24:43 myMacBookAir installd[15594]: Installed "Crystal" ()
Jun 28 11:07:11 myMacBookAir installd[15594]: Installed "Serum" (1.017)

When I use Spotlight, all I find are the .dmg files. I running OS X El Capitan.

I did look in the Applications folder, they were not there.

  • Did you look in Finder under Applications?
    – fsb
    Commented Jun 28, 2016 at 16:21
  • I did. Wasn't there :(
    – Grandzam
    Commented Jun 28, 2016 at 16:32
  • Did you try using Spotlight or Launch Pad? ...Or look for a new folder: ~/Applications?
    – KarlC
    Commented Jun 28, 2016 at 23:48
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    Aren't these all audio plugins? What VST or AU compatible audio software are you using? Commented Jun 29, 2016 at 12:13

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Try hitting Command+L (which should open the installation log details) while you're running the installer pkg and you should see the installing target path in those logs.

  • Thanks :) I found the path and found the things. Strange that spotlight didn't work.
    – Grandzam
    Commented Jun 29, 2016 at 16:05

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