What to do with DMG's?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CharliePermezel, May 26, 2008.

  1. CharliePermezel macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2008
    This is a big beginners question that I've never really thought about; what do you do with DMG's after you have installed an application with one?

    Do you just delete them, or archive them in a dedicated folder?
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    I just delete them, unless they're more than 500MB then I'll burn to CD / DVD as a back up. Anything smaller can be downloaded again in a reasonable time.
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    its just like an installer in Windows. i usually delete them once ive installed. same goes for DMGs once ive dragged the application to the Applications folder or used the provided installer.

    but if you dont have a good backup plan it might be wise to archive the big ones as bartelby suggested.

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