What is this and why is it on my MBP's Disk Utility?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Keukasmallie, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. Keukasmallie macrumors regular

    Keukasmallie

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    What is this all about? I just "found" it on my Disk Utility screen. Should I take any action...?

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  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I looks like you downloaded some app installers then opened the DMG image files to install the app, and did not eject the DMG afterwards. Look in your Downloads folder or maybe Desktop for the DMG file then right click on it and eject it and that will go away in Disk Utility.

    Disk Utility sees those DMG files as disks.
     
  3. Keukasmallie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the response! They're not in D'load folder, nor on Desktop; can I just erase them from Disk Utility?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You can right click and eject them in Disk Utility, but the DMG file will still be on your disk somewhere. It doesn't really hurt anything though. It looks like you were installing Adobe Flash if that helps you remember where you put the file.

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  5. Keukasmallie thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! I ejected both entries and all seems well. I may search for the other flash.dmg files and delete them too.

    You've helped me several times over the years with issues that I was facing; each time you had the answer and provided it clearly and concisely. Thanks for helping me and for the assistance you have given others.
     
  6. higgalls macrumors regular

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    Adobe always leaves these behind. Not sure why. There is no issue ejecting them like you did.
     

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