Installer packages from downloaded app and what to do with them?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Michaelgtrusa, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    Dear members,

    After downloading an app their is sometimes an installer package in my HD library. Is it ok to delete this?
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    Yes. You can also delete any DMG files too. As long as the actual app is saved on your computer. :)
     
  3. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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    Their are many off them In my library. Should I provide a list here?
     
  5. reubs macrumors 68000

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    Before you delete them, though, make sure you have a place for the uninstaller scripts if an uninstaller is included with the app.

    ETA: I should say that before you delete any DMGs, make sure you've safely stored any uninstaller scripts where you can remember them if you need them.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If they are in the library folder, do not delete them.
     
  7. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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    Their is no way i'd delete them with out first talking to apple care. Since they are in my HD library it would be a disaster. Thanks to everyone for the advice. The files stay their!
     

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