I’ve been learning to use a DSLR and one of the lessons include using the Canon EOS Utility Software. I didn’t have the CD with me and apparently you need it to install the software on my mac. So naturally I tried to look up on YouTube and various forums to figure out how to do this but unfortunately most of them didn’t work for me. I finally managed to figure out how to install it using the ‘updater’ in Canon’s website.
This is going to be a super-duper short post to share those steps if your having the same problem!
Prepare your mac.
This is the step by step for MAC OS X El-Capitan (10.11.x). Before you install the software, make sure you enable viewing of hidden files and enable download software from other developers besides Apple.
To enable ‘show hidden files’ in your mac:
- Open Terminal found in Finder > Applications > Utilities.
- In Terminal, paste the following: defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES.
- Press return.
To enable your mac to open the downloaded software from other developers besides Apple.
- System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> General
- Click lock to make changes (at bottom left corner) and enter Password
- Under All apps downloaded from -> Choose App Store and identified developers.
Step-by step tutorial on how to install the Canon EOS Utility Software without the CD
Now we’re ready to install the Canon EOS Utility Software if you don’t have the CD.
Hop on to Canon’s website and download the software driver. It really doesn’t matter which Canon camera you’re using (all of them are actually the same)
Double click the *dmg.zip file to unzip the file.
Now click on *.dmg on your Desktop.
This time you’ll get this pop up.
Check “Don’t warn me when opening applications on this disk image” and click Open. This will start a process of extracting files and this window will pop-out.
The instructions are pretty much standard and straight forward from here. Just follow through and boom! EOS Utility software installed:)
Hope this helps for anyone who’s trying to install their EOS Utility on their mac without the CD!