Save .dmg file of downloaded apps from App Store on mac

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by mfa, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. mfa
    macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2012
    As title says
    Is there any chance to save the .dmg file?

  2. macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2012
  3. macrumors demi-god


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    It's an automatic process: download, move, delete (if necessary). It doesn't store the file and I think it's usually an .app file and not a .dmg. See this previous thread that discussed it:
  4. mfa
    thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2012
    thanks for answering

    although i'm still mad at apple for these kind of privacy and copy right stuffs.
    in my case i've got limitation from my ISP in downloading.
    for example downloading the same 1.6 GB update package for 3 or 4 macs repeatedly is not reasonable!!while i've paid for it and i have the right of having its installing file.
  5. Mal
    macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    You're talking about OS X updates? Just download them from Apple's site instead of through the Mac App Store, and you can copy the file from one computer to all the others.

    With regular apps, just copying over the .app in your Applications folder is sufficient. All Mac App Store apps have to be self-contained in that .app (they can place stuff in other locations afterwards, but that would happen after the .app is moved to the other computer as well).


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