Remove disk image and eject?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jshelton, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. jshelton macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2008
    When I download a program or application, can I drag the disk image to the trash and eject the installer. This is an incredibly noob question, I know.

    I just always end up with these random duplicate files and I can't figure out what I am doing wrong.
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    If the image contains an installer, then once you've installed the app you can safely eject the image and then trash it.

    If the image contains the app file itself, you should copy it somewhere (such as to the Applications folder) and then you can eject the image. If you drag the icon straight from the image to the dock, then the image will get mounted every time you launch the app. Your post's a bit vague but I'm guessing that's what's happening.

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