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    chrisgrieve's Avatar
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    are dmg files needed.
    hi,

    i have a lot of software on my computer and still have alot of dmg files dotted about the place, can these be deleted now the software is installed???

    thanks



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    Hi, yep you can go on ahead and Trash 'em. I actually have a folder full of 'em that I keep just in case.

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    cheers, i have some which i want to keep aswell but others that i havent used in ages.


    thanks again.





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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgrieve View Post
    cheers, i have some which i want to keep aswell but others that i havent used in ages. thanks again. chrisgrieve
    Where in Scotland are you?

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    I keep a downloads folder, with 3 other folders inside:

    Installed, Installed and Removed, Not Installed

    Just gives me some tracks to see what all I've done to the system and have backups for everything I may want in the future, just in case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    I keep a downloads folder, with 3 other folders inside:

    Installed, Installed and Removed, Not Installed

    Just gives me some tracks to see what all I've done to the system and have backups for everything I may want in the future, just in case.
    Good system!

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    chrisgrieve's Avatar
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    Where in Scotland are you?
    Pulse-8 i am from Aberdeen. where you from??


    thanks again for the feedback on dmg's



    chrisgrieve

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisgrieve View Post
    Pulse-8 i am from Aberdeen. where you from??
    thanks again for the feedback on dmg's. chrisgrieve
    Born in Glasgow, family migrated to Aust when I was 10 ...

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    hello, i am about to make the jump from PC to mac by buying an imac 24" beauty!! is a dmg file the equivilent to windows' setup installers?

    [i have alot to learn!]
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    Interesting avatar u got there Shmendal

    Welcome to the Forums.

    To answer your question yes, .dmg files are the equivalent to .exe files for Windows on Mac.

    When you get that Monstrosity of an iMac let us know, its One Bad iMac, I had the pleasure of playing with one in an Apple Store.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by shmendall View Post
    hello, i am about to make the jump from PC to mac by buying an imac 24" beauty!! is a dmg file the equivilent to windows' setup installers?

    [i have alot to learn!]
    Similar but different. A DMG is a Disk Image, like an ISO on the PC. You double click and it mounts as a drive icon on the desktop. Inside is usually the application, and all you do to install in a most cases is drag the application out of the DMG and drop it in the Applications folder. Then you drop the open DMG in the trash and it un-mounts. Sometimes there might be a setup file in the DMG which you run to install the application, but most are just the app.

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    Thanks alot for the info! Im quite an advanced user on windows so I should pick it all up reasonably quick!

    Yeah my Avatar is cool! Finder has a taste for someones blood I think! haha

    I should/// scratch that, WILL be buying that monstrosity in July some time!! and I cannot wait, Im afraid as much as a Windows user as I am, I didnt feel this excited whilst buying my Vista laptop!
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