New to Mac's: .Dmg Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Maiszy, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Maiszy macrumors newbie

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    So I have downloaded something off the internet such as the new version of itunes, and it installs and I am running it perfectly. However, there is a .dmg file on my desktop and I am not sure if I am actually supposed to keep said file somewhere on my computer or am I supposed to 'trash' it because its job is now done. I have tons of these files that I have moved to the applications folder and are just sitting there taking up space.

    Thanks in Advance For Your Responces
     
  2. eyup macrumors regular

    eyup

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    You can dump them.

    Only keep those that you may want to back up. Say a specific app you have bought maybe.
     
  3. The General macrumors 601

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    The *.dmg is like an *.exe installer file. You download, say, firefox.exe, and run it and it installs Firefox. After that you no longer need firefox.exe. :)
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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