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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:44 AM   #1
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Where did the DMG go?

Hi Guys,

Still in culture shock from moving to a Mac...

I downloadad various items of software from Garmin. They appeared on my desktop as DMGs.

I opened them and installed the software within.

Then, rather than delete one, I unmounted it. Where did it go? Is un-mounting it the same as deleting it?

Thanks.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:46 AM   #2
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Hi Guys,

Still in culture shock from moving to a Mac...

I downloadad various items of software from Garmin. They appeared on my desktop as DMGs.

I opened them and installed the software within.

Then, rather than delete one, I unmounted it. Where did it go? Is un-mounting it the same as deleting it?

Thanks.
Should be in Downloads in your home Folder.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:47 AM   #3
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Unmounting will remove the DMG from your desktop. But won't deleted the downloaded file .dmg that will still be in your downloads folder
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:53 AM   #4
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Aaaaah! Thanks guys.

The last thing I was struggling with was Delete. I eventually found Move to Trash. D'oh!
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Aaaaah! Thanks guys.

The last thing I was struggling with was Delete. I eventually found Move to Trash. D'oh!
A quicker way to move a file/folder to the trash is Command-backspace and to empty the trash is Command-Shift-Backspace.

Also, your downloads folder should be in the Dock (Default) next to the Trash.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:38 AM   #6
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Thanks guys.

I do have one DMG that is only on the desktop, and isn't in the Downloads. I just unmounted it, and now can't find it anywhere. Has that one been deleted?
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Thanks guys.

I do have one DMG that is only on the desktop, and isn't in the Downloads. I just unmounted it, and now can't find it anywhere. Has that one been deleted?
Try to search with Spotlight, where is the download from, if it's from Software Update it won't be in the Downloads folder.
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Thanks guys.

I do have one DMG that is only on the desktop, and isn't in the Downloads. Has that one been deleted? I can't find it anywhere.
Think of a DMG as a self contained CD in a box. When you double click one, you're "mounting it" and making the OS think you just inserted a CD. Then the folder appears and you access the files that are on the "disk." Then you unmount it and the file folder goes away. You're left with the DMG file to trash/delete or keep to remount another day if necessary.
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