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well, happy to say this is my first post with mhy new MBP. im loving every minute of it! anyway, i downloaded msn messenger for mac and it put a . dmg file on the desktop as well as a white box, drive looking icon, how do i remove these. i know there was a post on this recently, but i couldnt find it. thanks for the help

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I just through them in the trash after I'm done with them. Some people save them in a folder just in case you'll need to reinstall the program.

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If the program is of value to you, I would second what Netty says, hang onto it. I keep a folder called "Macintosh Software Installers" and hang on to most of the .dmg's for programs that I use regularily. This may not be all that important right now - you could always download them again - but four years from now when you REALLY wish you still had that program, and the web site is long since gone, you will REALLY be glad you kept that dmg!

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it may sill be mounted. make sure you've copied the app inside tot he applications folder, then eject the dmg from finder, or by right clicking on it and selecting eject.

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The "white box" is a Volume (a.k.a. a drive).
It's the DMG when you opened it; the DMG "mounts" as a Volume.

If the Volume appears every time you open MSN Messenger, then you didn't install it properly.











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i think you should add that to the swithcer f.a.q., then i could add a link to the post from the top of the f.a.q. .

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You know what?

No matter how much useful advice you put in a thread that you label
"F.A.Q.!! READ THIS FIRST!!!! ALL YOUR QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED!!!!!!!"
there will always be threads going "help!!1 i cant rite clik!!11 WTF!@#!@$"

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for sure, but we don't want to hurt those who do search.

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thanks for the help. i got rid of the drive and now im trying to created a folder on the HD to stor all the .dmg files. this may sound stupid, but i can't for the life of me figure out how to create a folder. how do i do it?!?!?
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when you're in finder, and in the folder you want, one of the context menus at the top in the menu bar should have a new folder option. you can also key command+shift+N i believe. and you should be able to right click and do new folder just about anywhere if you have that enabled.

edit: i'd give you more specific info, but i'm on xp pro at work now...

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right click. (by using a two finger tap on the trackpad). then select "new folder". its the first option.

if you haven't done it yet. enable two finger clicking and two finger scrolling in your preferences section.
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when you're in finder, and in the folder you want, one of the context menus at the top in the menu bar should have a new folder option.
For the record, that's just a regular menu.

A "context menu" is a "right-click menu."

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i think you should add that to the swithcer f.a.q., then i could add a link to the post from the top of the f.a.q. .
OK, I've added it to the "Swithcer" F.A.Q. ;p

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when you're in finder, and in the folder you want, one of the context menus at the top in the menu bar should have a new folder option. you can also key command+shift+N i believe. and you should be able to right click and do new folder just about anywhere if you have that enabled.

edit: i'd give you more specific info, but i'm on xp pro at work now...
thats what i thought, right click, but when i was in the HD it didnt bring u an option to create new folder, i did it on the desktop and just draged it in. im not thinkin g, ill reduce me sensless post from now on and only ask "good" questions. thanks for the help guys
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For the record, that's just a regular menu.

A "context menu" is a "right-click menu."


OK, I've added it to the "Swithcer" F.A.Q. ;p
oh, criminey... that's what i get for posting from work when my mind is on eight different things.

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