After installing Lion, where is the install file?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by wjw3, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. wjw3 macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2011
    I downloaded Lion and installed it on my MacBook Pro but I can't find the installation file. I'd like to make a Lion DVD, but can't find any downloaded file on my hard drive.

    I've done a search for large files and there are no really large files anywhere.
  2. iStudentUK macrumors 65816


    Mar 8, 2009
    I think it removes itself upon installation. Don't know if you can re-download it (I'm still on SL).
  3. Typswif2fingers macrumors 6502

    Feb 17, 2010
    Dubai, UAE
    It was definitely there on GM... But... can not find it on my pre-installed MBA...

    Sorry mate, can't help..
  4. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

    Feb 26, 2011
    Cincinnati, OH
    It deletes itself after you install.
  5. Brammy macrumors 65816

    Sep 17, 2008
    It gets deleted after install. You can redownload it. I think you need to move the app out of applications to prevent the delete.

    No, I don't know why they did this.
  6. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    You can download it again. Google instructions on how to make a bootable CD from the installer file and do that immediately after you download it. As has been pointed out, once the install has completed, the installer files are deleted.

    That way, you can install Lion on all the Macs you own, and when you subsequently invoke MAS, you will see Lion under Purchases as installed.

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