Drag to application

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RKilbane20, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
    Ok im complete noob, Im only here usually for my iphone 4.

    I just got my macbook and im completely new to it. When I "drag" to application folder to install something does it completely move that file to that folder or does it make a copy of it. Because I dont want wasted space having the same file on my HDD. Can i delete the orignal spot of the filer without messing things up?
  2. tonywang.xmpt macrumors member

    Jul 26, 2010
    I don't fully understand your question.
    (my fault)
    but when you install an application,
    most of the time (especially in DMG file),
    its drag to install
    and trash to uninstall.

    Once you finish "installing"
    (dragging it into the application folder)
    you're allowed to delete the original DMG file.

    Hope that helps in some way, fashion, or form.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
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  4. RKilbane20 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009

    Yes thats exactly what i was looking for. thanks

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