I have purchased a Mathematica Student license. To download it there are the steps

  1. Download the download manager.
  2. Install it.
  3. Run it to get it to download the actual Mathematica installer .dmg file.
  4. Run the installer to install Mathematica.

When I tried to carry out the following steps there was no response whatsoever after step 3. It was as if I never had any thoing todo with mathematica in the first place.the download manager. It just said that failed to open some file "M-OSX-L-12.0.0-6206964.dmg". There were two buttons "Browse" and "Launch". On succesive tries trying anyone of them was useless. Nothing would happen. I have read the following links 1, 2

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    $\begingroup$ Did you contact WRI? $\endgroup$
    – Michael E2
    May 31, 2019 at 12:41
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    – Michael E2
    May 31, 2019 at 12:42
  • $\begingroup$ @MichaelE2 I didn't since the workaround sort of fixed my problem. $\endgroup$ Jun 30, 2019 at 6:30

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Well, this seems to one workaround by this article on wolfram website. One can download the direct download .dmg file. It is a little slow , but it completes the job.


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