Help needed! Disk images. (?)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by XXJay, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. XXJay macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2014
    Hey there,

    Ok so don't judge me, I'm kinda new to the whole Macbook thing.
    I got my new MBP yesterday and I installed Skype and Chrome. I noticed that they installed as disk images and that I had to drag both files into ''Programs''. I did that but the disk images are still there. How can I get rid of these disk images? Or is that like a permanent thing? I don't like my dashboard clogged up with all these disk images every time I install a program. And each time I restart my Macbook both Chrome and Skype show up as Question marks and when i click those I have to re-install the disk images or something. I'm very confused and it's driving me insane for some reason. Help would be very appreciated! :eek:

    An image of what it looks like...
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. XXJay thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2014
    Yes. I mean, I downloaded the files from Chrome's and Skype's official websites. Once finished downloading I double clicked the file, dragged it to Programs and then to Applications. Then when I try to delete the disk images, it tells me the program is being used. And when I close down Skype and Chrome and then delete the disk images, I have to re-do the whole process. I probably did something wrong. Urgh, this is driving me insane :confused::confused:
  4. Barney63 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2014
    Bolton, UK.
    The images can be "ejected" by two finger clicking on the image and selecting "eject disk"

  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    for Chrome, Open your disk image.
    Drag the Google Chrome icon to the Applications folder.
    The disk image shows an icon with a folder, which is a link (actually an alias) for the Applications folder, so you can drag and drop the Chrome app icon directly on top of that folder. The Chrome app will copy to the the Applications folder, which only takes a few seconds.
    When that completes, close that disk image folder, and drag the disk image to the trash. Empty your trash. And - you now have Chrome.

    I think that Skype is the same.
    Look at the Skype download page - it shows exactly what to do (virtually the same as my steps above)
    Again, after copying the Skype app to your Applications folder, you can safely remove the Skype disk image.

    You said that you " double clicked the file, dragged it to Programs and then to Applications. … "
    Don't double-click the file - which opens that file as a result. And - the location for that opened app is in your disk image - and would be the reason it says that a file is busy in that folder.
    Just click (Single click to select) and drag the file to Applications. Then drag the _image_ to the trash - you don't need it now. And, the app is now in your Applications folder, where you will always find it until you decide to remove it.

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