installing dmgs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by smogsy, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. smogsy macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    this is my first mac on leopard i have macbook 2.2 got it today its great but not sure how to install dmgs

    im trying to install mac messager i tried one already and it mounted it as a drive

    could someone tell me step by steps instructions :)

    2 hours so far on my mac :)

    i got 2.2ghz macbook white
    Mini DVI cable
    apple care

    for £856

    should of been

    £1200 :D
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4


    Nov 3, 2005
    Drag it to the Applications folder from the disk image.
  3. emptyCup macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2005

    1. Double click on the Disk Image (.dmg). It will open just like a physical drive.

    2. Drag the application to the Applications folder.

    3. Drag the .dmg and the drive icon it opened to the trash.

    That's it. Best wishes.
  4. LukeDeFian macrumors member


    Dec 5, 2007
  5. smogsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
  6. superleccy macrumors 6502a


    Oct 31, 2004
    That there big London
    dmg = Disk IMage

    Open (double-click) the .dmg file. This will 'mount' the disk image. It will look like another file has appeared on your desktop, but it's not. Think of it as a 'virtual disk'.

    Open (double-click) the disk image. Inside, you will either find the application itself, or an installer. If it's the application itself, then drag it to your Applications folder. If it's an installer, then run (double-click) it and follow the instructions.

    You can then "eject" the disk image (notice how the trashcan turns into an eject symbol when you drag it there), and either delete the .dmg file or archive it somewhere in case you think you'll need it again.

    EDIT: if you want the item to appear on your dock, drag it from your applications folder to the dock. Else, just launch the application from the applications folder, and it will appear in the dock then (and you can keep it in the dock by CTRL-clicking and selecting 'keep in dock').

  7. smogsy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
    got it thanks :D im just burning my music to dvd on my vista pc for mac :D
  8. Soton Speed macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2006
    Drag the App icon from the Apps folder to the dock and drop - Drag and Drop™.

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