Back to Basics, OSX Edition,  3 of 3, Installing DS4 / Genesis Content!

If you've read this far, you should have a good idea of what to expect.  However, installing content differs from installing a plugin.  The DAZ installers are "Smart" installers.  That doesn't mean they're magic, but it does mean that they know when you're trying to install to an invalid location and other interesting things like that.  However, they're not full proof as we'll see later...

To start with, like always, simply double click the installer package in your finder window and the content installer setup screen should appear.... As usual, we have a nice welcome screen that we get to click [Next] to go past...

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Now, you get to the first of several important questions.  The first question, is do you want to create an uninstaller?  Many people often say NO... and then when they need to update content, have to go through this process again and select YES, only to turn around and uninstall so they can THEN install the new version!  Phew!  That's a lot of work!  Creating an uninstaller from the beginning while it may seem like it creates clutter can save you some headache in the future.  All in all the option is yours, but since this is my tutorial, we're going to click on the (Radio Button) next to Yes and then click [Next].

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You will immediately be prompted to accept the license agreement.  Please read the agreement, change the (Radial Button) next to "I Accept the Agreement" and click the [Next] button. We've seen this before, but make sure you understand what you're "signing" before you click next.

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Okay, now it's time to pay attention again... Notice below that I have selected the (Radio Button) next to "Specify an installation path."  I've done this because experience has taught me that if I do, then I'll always know exactly where I am installing my content.    So select that (Radio Button) and click the [Next] button to continue.

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Now, we've got to tell the installer where it is supposed to put things.  Remember way back when we installed DS4?  It asked us for a location for the DS4 Default Content and I told you that you would need to know?  Well, now you need it.   Click the little folder icon to the right of the Destination Directory dialog, to browse for the appropriate folder. 

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By default that location is /Users/<username>/Documents/DAZ 3D/Studio/My Library.  You'll see that after I selected the destination it appears that way on my screen.  Note that <username> is whatever your system username is and not literally the word "Username".  Click [Next] to continue the install...

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The installer gives you one last chance to backup [Back], abord [Cancel] or continue [Next]... Click [Next] and we'll continue...

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It'll run through its little install progress dialog and dump you out at the summary screen where you can see where the actual content ended up, just in case you somehow forgot between then andnow.  Click [Next] to continue.

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And, optionally you can View the ReadMe which may contain vital information on using the content you just installed.  Click [Finish] to see the read me and exit the installer.

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