Save a download?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by pilkenton, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. pilkenton macrumors member

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    After I download something and put it where I want it to go, do I have to save the download or can I get rid of it?
     
  2. GGJstudios, Jun 26, 2012
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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What do you mean? What kind of download are you talking about? If you download a file and move it where you want it, getting rid of it will defeat the purpose of downloading it. Can you provide more information?
     
  3. Drew017 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe the OP is referring to the downloads list in Safari?
     
  4. pilkenton thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess what I'm talking about is the download installer. Let's say I download a game. I hit the icon and it tells me to drag it to my application folder. The game is now in my application folder. The icon for the installer is still in my download file. If i hit it again, it tells me to drag it to my application folder. The game is already in my application folder. Do I need to save the installer?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, you don't.

    Installing Applications in Mac OS X
     
  6. pilkenton thread starter macrumors member

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  7. harrisonw1998 macrumors regular

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    You can delete it by moving it from the Downloads folder (Home>Downloads) to the trash can, or keep it someplace else by just dragging it to another folder.
     

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