New to Mac's: .Dmg Question

Maiszy

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 5, 2006
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So I have downloaded something off the internet such as the new version of itunes, and it installs and I am running it perfectly. However, there is a .dmg file on my desktop and I am not sure if I am actually supposed to keep said file somewhere on my computer or am I supposed to 'trash' it because its job is now done. I have tons of these files that I have moved to the applications folder and are just sitting there taking up space.

Thanks in Advance For Your Responces
 

eyup

macrumors regular
Aug 21, 2006
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You can dump them.

Only keep those that you may want to back up. Say a specific app you have bought maybe.
 

The General

macrumors 601
Jul 7, 2006
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The *.dmg is like an *.exe installer file. You download, say, firefox.exe, and run it and it installs Firefox. After that you no longer need firefox.exe. :)