Thanks for your reply.
but that's the main problem. The hat is definitely not in the garry pye props folder. I"ve emailed him yesterday but so far have not received a reply. I wonder if the installer was faulty. I even tried reinstalling.
Another problem whilst we are on the subject of hats. When i take a character into the composer mode, and bring in a prop hat (I have officer malone's hat), i cannot seem to bring the hat into position ie the position tool doesn't seem to work. Don't know if it is a mac bug. I would really like to save the officer malone character with hat and badge an gun.
When you install anything using the Content Downloader you can save a log file when installation is complete. Check the log and it should show where the hat was installed.
Regarding moving a prop, you should just need to place the mouse cursor inside the prop and it will turn into a 4 headed arrow. Then you should be able to move the prop around.