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Jul 25, 2012 2:30 AM

In preparing for Mountain Lion, I find that my system disk - SSD - contains a file imposed by Adobe when installing Flash Player - /SSD/private/var/folders/nw/dm8p0ck88xjgdn00r6bq2msr0000gn/T/decryptedFile.dmg - which I can't delete.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), i7 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD
  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,665 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 8:53 AM (in response to uguna)

    What happens when you try to delete it?

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,665 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 10:16 AM (in response to uguna)

    You don't delete files in Disk Utility. Delete it in the Finder, if it's really still there.

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,485 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 1:22 PM (in response to uguna)

    Did you really read what Linc said?

    You don't delete files in Disk Utility.

    And yet there you are, in Disk Utility.

     

    No, you can't erase a mounted disk image, it's a pseudo drive, not a real one. If you have what looks like a white drive icon on your desktop, you can't delete the .dmg file because it's open on the desktop. Put the pseudo drive in the trash to dismount it. Then delete the .dmg file.

  • Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (107,665 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 1:36 PM (in response to uguna)

    Drag it out of the Disk Utility window.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Jul 25, 2012 1:43 PM (in response to uguna)

    uguna wrote:

     

    Yes, thanks very much, I really read what Linc wrote - I put the screen shot in my message to illustrate the situation, not to imply that I'm trying to make Disk Utility do things it's not designed to do. Did you read what I wrote? I don't have a white icon on my desktop. And you'll see from the next message that my ploy has enabled Linc to give me a solution, for which I'm very grateful.

    You simply highlight it and go to Unmount. Very simple.

     

    Pete

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,320 points)
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    Aug 5, 2012 3:50 PM (in response to uguna)

    Since that file was stored in a directory for temporary files, it should also have been dismounted and deleted automatically with a restart.

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