For instructions on installing Finale, please choose the option below that applies to you

Installing Finale for Windows

First, please be sure that you have downloaded the full installer and that the download process has completed. The installer file will be located in your computer's Downloads folder by default and will be called "FinaleSetup.zip". Once the file has finished downloading, close any programs (besides this browser) that you have open and follow the steps below.

  1. Locate the "FinaleSetup.zip" folder in your computer's Downloads folder.
  2. Right-click the .zip folder and choose Extract All.
  3. Complete the extraction prompts using the default options, a new folder window appears with the contents of "FinaleSetup" (no .zip).
  4. Double-click "FinaleSetup.exe" to run the installer.
  5. Complete all three portions of the installation (Finale, Garritan ARIA Player, and Garritan Instruments for Finale) and restart your computer.

You can now launch Finale from the new icon on your desktop, or from the Start menu. If you run into any problems, please feel free to contact Customer Success.

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Installing Finale for Mac

First, please be sure that you have downloaded the full installer and that the download process has completed. The installer file will be located in your computer's Downloads folder by default and will be called "MacDiskInstaller_25.4.0.155.dmg". Once the file has finished downloading, close any programs (besides this browser) that you have open and follow the steps below.

  1. Locate the "MacDiskInstaller_25.4.0.155.dmg" file in your computer's Downloads folder; double-click it.
  2. A new window appears, double-click the "Install Finale.pkg" icon to run the Finale installer.
  3. Complete all three portions of the installation (Finale, Garritan ARIA Player, and Garritan Instruments for Finale) and restart your computer.

You can now launch Finale from the new item in your Applications folder. If you run into any problems, please feel free to contact Customer Success.

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