Can I delete this file? (ftk3252456602304584541.pkg)

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by MacProGirl, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. MacProGirl macrumors newbie

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    #1
    After a bit of googling I guess ftk3252456602304584541.pkg is the install file for El Capitan.

    1) Shouldn't the file automatically be deleted after I installed El Capitan which is now installed on my computer?

    2) Is it safe to delete it?
     

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  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Yes, the El Capitan installer file deletes itself when you install it by running the installer.
    However, the name of the El Capitan installer app is "Install OS X El Capitan"
    The Installer app appears in your Applications folder, after a successful download of the installer.
    It automatically runs, again after a successful download.
    And, after installing, it deletes itself.

    The file that you have is too small to be the El Capitan installer (showing 5.66 GB).
    The El Capitan installer will be about 6.08 GB.
    The file that you see is likely just an incomplete download.
    Either way, I think you can safely delete that file. I don't think it is anything that you can use anyway - not a complete download.
     
  3. MacProGirl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You are likely right. I has an error installing El Capitan at first, likely from an incomplete download.

    Thanks!
     
  4. MacProGirl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually when I opened the folder it shows it is exactly 6.08 GB. I don't know why the other app showed something else.

    So is it still safe to delete it? Should I delete only that file or the whole folder? See attached photo.

    Thanks!

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  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    The full El Cap install app _normally_ is found in the Applications folder.
    Not sure why the full app would stay in the App Store folder, which is, in effect, a temp folder for App Store downloads.
    You could open your App Store, then check the Store menu for "Check for Unfinished Downloads". If anything shows up, that may properly complete that download. Then quit the App Store, and reopen it.
    That may clear out that item without you manually deleting it.
    But, if it stays through a restart, and a relaunch of the App Store, then certainly manually delete it.
     
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  7. MacProGirl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    It deleted itself after your suggestions!
     

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