Do I need to keep DMGs?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Web-Betty, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Web-Betty macrumors newbie

    Web-Betty

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    #1
    Hello,

    I'm wondering if it's necessary to keep the .dmg after installing the software? I tend to keep them all but it seems to me that I don't necessarily want to reinstall from the .dmg considering how software tends to be constantly upgraded. Or is it best to keep them in the event of a software problem, and then check for updates? :)
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

    stridemat

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    I sometimes copy the DMG to an external hard drive for programs that I need. Im not to sure why I do as I have a Time Machine backup making sure I have a continually updating backup of applications.
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    That's what I do. Best? Not really, just potentially most convenient. If there's a need to reinstall the same version, I don't have to download it again.
     
  4. BlackViper macrumors member

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    Usefull stuff

    Many .dmg's include an un-installer and documentation, you may want to save a copy of these for future use.
     

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