Can I Delete Dmg Files After Installation

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Dmg files delete

While the Mac App Store is great, I still find myself downloading.dmg files and installing plenty of third-party software. I often forget to delete.dmg files after I've installed applications. Here's a script to automatically move the.dmg file to the trash when you eject the disk image. How to Delete Installer Files on a Mac. Users tend to forget about the existence of these disk images after they install the software. The same is true for iOS installer files (IPSW), although using.IPSW to apply an iOS software update is considered to be a more advanced function and therefore more appropriate for tech-savvy users.


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One way to avoid keeping DMG files after installation

Easier solution:
Move the DMG to /tmp/ before opening it. Then forget about it.
Files in /tmp/ get deleted on reboot.
If you decide you want to keep it, move it back to your Downloads directory or wherever you want it.

Can I Delete Dmg Files After Installation Software

One way to avoid keeping DMG files after installation

Great Idea!
So the cmd whould be:
mv '/Users/MyShortUsername/Path/To/MyDownloaded.dmg' '/private/tmp/'
Obviously, you must replace 'MyShortUserName' with your correct username , replace 'Path/To/' with the correct path to your dmg file and finally replace 'MyDownloaded.dmg' with the correct name of your dmg file.
If you don't use the quotes for the source path and the destination path, just remember to escape the spaces in the paths with backslash! (')

You know, you don't have to use /private/tmp. Just /tmp will do. In fact, it's preferred to use /tmp.

One way to avoid keeping DMG files after installation

I go the other way. I keep ALL dmg files.
Every so often I move them to an 'Installers' folder, thus keeping the downloads folder clear. Less often I check the total size of the Installers folder and back up to CD/DVD and then clear it.

Delete Dmg Files After Installation

One way to avoid keeping DMG files after installation

Or you could use a crontab:

Can You Delete Dmg Files After Installing

0 20 * * * /Path/To/Script/clean.sh

With something like the following:

Can I Delete Dmg Files After Installation Windows 10

This will move any files in the ~/Downloads/ folder, to a child folder called 'archive' on a daily basis... then after 30 days, delete it.

Although, run at your own risk... its job is to actually delete data.

Dmg Files Delete

Wait wait, let me get this straight… if I have files I don't want to keep, I can put them in the trash to get rid of them?
God bless Mac OS X Hints.

Good luck USING them after you put them in the trash. This hint was about continuing to use DMGs that are in the trash. You know you aren't going to want to use it, so always throw it in the trash, then continue using it.
Personally, I download to the Desktop so everything I download is extremely obvious to me. I also have it sorted by 'Last Modified' so DMG downloads appear in the upper right. Can't forget those!