installer files

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by catrahal, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2013
    Hi - new to Mac so just learning how to navigate. I have installed Skype, Logmein and Flash. All three have left installer files on the desktop and I can't seem to get rid of them. Any suggestions?

  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Have you installed them properly?

    Installing Applications in Mac OS X

    Normally you download a DMG (or ZIP) and mount the DMG (which gets visible in Finder's Sidebar and on the Desktop), then drag the application in that DMG to the Applications folder and then eject the DMG.
    The above tutorial I linked to has it explained better of course.

    Time for a video tutorial I guess.
  3. macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2012
    move the installer on the trash. will automatically eject it after
  4. macrumors 603


    Those are most likely mounted disk images, your downloads go in your downloads folder, if the settings are set to open them when finished it mounts them on the Desktop, Click on the icon then Command-E, it will eject them.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2013
    ejecting disk images

    Thanks for the tips. I was able to eject and get rid of Flash and Logmein, but Skype seems to persist. When I try to remove or eject it I get a message saying it is in use. I force quit Skype and then was able to remove it but when I reopened Skype it came back. Perhaps I am doing something wrong with the Skype install.
  6. macrumors 603


    Seems to me Skype is running from the Disk Image, is it an installer or just an App, if it is an App drag it to the Applications Folder.
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2013

    It does appear to be running from the disk image even though I dragged it to the applications folder. If I close it all down and then reopen Skype, I get a message saying it is downloaded from the Internet and do I still want to use it. When I say yes then it puts that disk image back on the desktop.

    How do I get it to run as a simple app?
  8. macrumors 603


    How do you open it, do you open it from the Dock, if so that Icon might be pointing to the one in the Disk Image, also, click on Skype's Icon in Application Folder, then get Info on it, Command-I will do this amongst other ways.
    Look if it is an Alias(shortcut), if it is you need to copy Skype again to the App folder.

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