Everytime I install something, it puts a Harddrive icon on my desktop?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Basar, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Basar macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2006
    Everytime I install an application on OS X, it puts a HD icon on my desktop with the application's name under it. When I click the icon, it brings up that window where you drag and drop the icon of the application to the dockbar... how can I get rid of these icons? I cannot drag them to trash bin. Thanks!
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    He-he... identical links... down to the anchor... :)
  3. Basar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2006
    Now I understood why they are there, but I am still confused as to how to remove them? Or can I not as long as I use the program?

    edit: Actually, I think I do now.... :) Thanks!
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Just drag the hard drive icon to the trash.
  5. emaja macrumors 68000

    May 3, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Drag the files out of it and then drag the image to the trash.

    I usually drag the launch icon to my applications folder, and if there are any other files I want to keep, I put those in a folder I created called "downloads" uner my user account.

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