Newb Question (about installing from disk images)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by higgz, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. higgz macrumors member

    higgz

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    Hey fellas,
    When I install Cyberduck (FTP program) it installs what looks like another drive to my desktop. It seems that everytime I shutdown and turn back on my computer it disappears from the desktop-as well as it cant come up in the finder or anywhere on my HD except the install. Is there something I'm missing or just plain stupid:confused:
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Did you drag Cyberduck into the Applications folder?
     
  3. higgz thread starter macrumors member

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    It installs to my desktop... and has like a jumpdrive type of icon, and I noticed it like never really installs to my HD? (it keeps erasing?)
     
  4. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Read the guides posted above. To install an app in OS X, you need to drag it to the Applications folder. Otherwise it stays in the disk image and is not installed.
     
  5. higgz thread starter macrumors member

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  6. motulist macrumors 601

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    Basically.
     
  7. higgz thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, not quite sure of the advantage with that is... but I guess it's cool as long as it doesn't store temp files and such that build up somewhere. thanks
     
  8. GirthP macrumors regular

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    It's a different system, but believe me, it's very clean and simple. You'll come to understand if you want :D.
     
  9. higgz thread starter macrumors member

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    Haha, still trying to get a grasp on everything. Loving every second of it.
     
  10. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Think of it like in Windows you download a .exe file in order to install a program. You have to still install the program from the .exe and then delete it.
     

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