App updates installer files - temporary or permanent

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  1. jny201230 macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    1. When an update for an app is downloaded is the installer always deleted after the update?
    2. If not how does one delete the installer after the update?

    Thanks
    Jny
     
  2. pedro_martins macrumors member

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    Hello. It depends on the apps. Some (like say, autocad) might download a .dmg file that is in your downloads folder.
    But most don't do it that way, and there's no installer to delete.
     
  3. jny201230 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello Pedro_Martins

    Thanks for the reply. What about MS Office? The updates are usually close to 1GB. Do they linger somewhere after the update using up disk space?

    Jny
     
  4. pedro_martins macrumors member

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    I don't think so. MS Office has an app that deals with these updates, and doesn't download any .dmg file, if you update from the app.

    If there's a download file, it [almost] always will be in your downloads folder.
     
  5. jny201230 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK. So if a dmg file is left in downloads I can safely delete it to cleanup otherwise the app specific update cleans up after itself?
     
  6. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Correct.
     
  7. pedro_martins macrumors member

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    Yes, that's exactly like that.

    However, if for some reason any app-specific-autoupdate doesn't work (for office, or OS X, or other program) you usually can go to the respective website, download the dmg yourself and update. After you do that, you should delete de .dmg.
     
  8. jny201230 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you Keysofanxiety and Pedro.
     

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