Do I need to keep the .DMG files?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RetroKiddd, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. RetroKiddd macrumors newbie

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    I have a bunch of files like .DMG & others cramming up my downloads folder,do I really need to even hold onto those files? Can I delete them,or would I need to keep them?
     
  2. duncyboy macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, but make sure none of the apps those DMG files are for need an uninstaller. Some applications can be just dragged to the trash, but the odd one needs a specific uninstaller to remove.
    :)
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    It would make sense for the uninstaller to be installed when the app was installed. Check to see if associated apps have one stashed away in the app's folder.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    There are very few apps that need or use an uninstaller.
     
  5. RetroKiddd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just about all of the apps I have installed don't have their own uninstaller (well bigger apps like Photoshop & things like that have them,but not the smaller ones).
     
  6. Lokrado macrumors regular

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    adobe stuff would, their horrible about scattering stuff all across your drive... disgusting
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    That's why I said very few apps not no apps. Adobe CS#, TechTool, system addons, and so forth usually have uninstallers. The vast majority of other applications can be uninstalled by dropping the app/folder in the trash.
     

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