.dmg files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by alvinator, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. alvinator macrumors newbie

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    After installing programs, I'm always left with a .dmg icon on the desktop. What do I do with them? Can they be sent to the trashbin?
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, or you can just unmount them via the Finder (eject icon to the right of the mounted image).
     
  3. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    But that would just leave a useless DMG file on your desktop, so unless you are going to install it on more macs, just trash it:)
     
  4. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I keep the xxxxx.dmg file in a folder on my HDD and when it starts to get a bit unruly I burn it to CD then trash the folder. Whilst the folder is on my HDD I keep the versions of the software up to date (delete messenger601.dmg when I download messenger602.dmg etc.) that way if I ever delete a program or do a fresh install I don't have to download them all again.

    When you're on a dial-up connection downloading any software is a pain in the arse so it helps to keep them somewhere easily accessible.
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    You are correct. Thanks for the catch.

    FWIW, when I saw the OP's question, I was thinking in terms of a mounted image. In my case I use dmgs for my files. I have a total of 7 different dmgs that I mount at various times.
     

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