AIM Explorer Installation
The AIM Explorer has a two-part installation for both PC and Macintosh. To run AIM Explorer, download and install the Adobe AIR 2 Runtime first and then download and install AIM Explorer. If the software is not installed in this exact order, then AIM Explorer will not run properly.
Steps for downloading and installing Adobe AIR 2 Runtime
Click the following link to download AIR 2 Runtime from the Adobe web site:
On the Adobe Download web page, the Windows version is presented as the default choice:
For Windows, click Download now and follow the on-screen instructions.
For Mac, click Different operating system? Select Macintosh from the pull-down menu and click Continue.
Then click Download now and follow the on-screen instructions.
When installation is complete, click Finish.
Steps for downloading and installing AIM Explorer (31 MB)
To download the AIM Explorer, right-click the following link and select Save Target As to download the application to your hard drive:
(Note: It is important to save the file via right-click rather than simply clicking on the link in the usual manner, as the mime type of the file could be misread by a browser and the download corrupted. Using Save Target As is the best way to install the Explorer.)
Steps for downloading AIM Explorer (31 MB) using Safari:
- Right-click on the following link (to right click, hold down the CTRL key, and then click the mouse button)
- A pop-up menu will appear. Select Download Linked File As from the menu, and then click Save to save the file to your computer.
Double-click the compressed file named aimexplorer.air and follow the on-screen directions. Adobe AIR will automatically generate the installation of the AIM Explorer.
If the installation does not begin automatically, install the application by right-clicking on the file and selecting Open With or Install With, and then browsing to AIR Installer in the Programs folder.
Once AIM Explorer has finished installing, it will open and display the home page of AIM Explorer.
To manually open AIM Explorer, find the Application folder on your hard drive and click the AIM Explorer shortcut.