Dumb application installation question from a newb

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DaveFP56, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. DaveFP56 macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2010
    I am brand new to Macs- just got a Macbbok Pro.

    When I first got the machine Flash player was working fine and then suddenly it disappeared. I re-installed from Adobe (10) and it was working fine again.

    Went to youtube/Live Leak and again I can't play video.?!

    I reinstall again and it is working again.

    My guess is that I am deleting the player myself. My understanding is that once an app is installed to the hard drive I can delete the .dmg from the applications folder. Also on the desktop is a drive icon "Install Flash Player 10 UB". I also assumed that I could delete this too. Am I wrong? Must one of these items remain?

    Any replys appreciated. I already read the "Installing Applications" guide here but is doesn't address this problem.

    Thanks to all!
  2. davidlv macrumors 65816

    Apr 5, 2009
    Kyoto, Japan
    Installers come as dmg image files and you would normally find them downloaded to the desktop. Double click on the dmg icon to mount it (shows up on the desktop as an icon) and 1. if an application is displayed, drag (copy) the application to the Application folder, 2 if an installer program is shown, double click on the installer and follow directions to install correctly. After 1. or 2. you can unmount the dmg image file (command E or drag to the trash) and then either delete the dmg file or save it in a "Installers" folder (the name is your choice) somewhere on your HD for use later).
    Normally you would not keep the dmg file in the Applications folder as you said (It won't do any thing bad being there, it just makes things harder to keep organized).
  3. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    If you cannot figure it out such a simple thing, make an appointment with Apple Store for them to help you.

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