can't open programs on my desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iSarah, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. iSarah macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2006
    ok, i downloaded appdelete and the little white rectangle thing for it is on my desktop, but whenever i click on it all of the icons on my desktop disappear for a few seconds, as does the bar at the top with the time and stuff on. then the icons and the bar come back, but it won't let me open appdelete. the same is now happening if i click to try and open another program on my desktop, no apps will open. pictures and folders are fine.

    it's really beginning to bug me, and i have no idea what to do.
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    Apple really needs to have some kind of guide to how to deal with disk images.

    The "white rectangle" thing is a disk image. It's intended to be a distribution mechanism for the app, not how you run it. When you get an app in a disk image, you're supposed to copy the app to your Applications folder and then eject and delete the .dmg file you downloaded.

    As for the other issue, it sounds like the Finder is crashing when you are trying to open the disk image. Either the disk image in particular is corrupt, or you have some other issue.
  3. iSarah thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2006
    it isn't just that disk image, it's all of them that make finder crash.

    anyone have any ideas what the issue could be?

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