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Old Sep 15, 2009, 10:45 PM   #1
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Do I need to keep .pkg files on my iMac?

When I download and install a program, can I delete the .pkg of that program?
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Old Sep 16, 2009, 01:08 AM   #2
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When I download and install a program, can I delete the .pkg of that program?
I am not too familiar with OS X but I believe so. I *think* it is just like on windows when you download a file a select save instead of open you get an installer package. After you install the program you no longer need the installer. I am almost positive its the same on OS X and after installing you can delete that file.
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Old Sep 16, 2009, 11:04 AM   #3
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I am not too familiar with OS X but I believe so. I *think* it is just like on windows when you download a file a select save instead of open you get an installer package. After you install the program you no longer need the installer. I am almost positive its the same on OS X and after installing you can delete that file.
thanks! This will give me back a little more space....
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Old Sep 16, 2009, 01:00 PM   #4
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Yea, you can delete the .pkg and .dmg files after installing a program. No need to keep them
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It's just an installer, feel free to delete it.
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