Do I need to keep .pkg files on my iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by macswitcha2, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    When I download and install a program, can I delete the .pkg of that program?
     
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    iMJustAGuy

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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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks! This will give me back a little more space....
     
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    taru91

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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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    Hellhammer

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    #5
    It's just an installer, feel free to delete it.
     

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