10 Replies Latest reply: Aug 5, 2012 3:50 PM by MadMacs0
uguna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

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
  • 1. Re: Unwanted Adobe file
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,700 points)

    What happens when you try to delete it?

  • 2. Re: Unwanted Adobe file
    uguna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Disk Utility tells me there's a volume called decryptedFile.dmg, which contains the unwanted file Install Flash Player, but there's no erase option. I can trash the install file but the .dmg file recreates it. It's typical of Adobe to do a Microsoft like this and place something in my system that I don't want.

  • 3. Re: Unwanted Adobe file
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,700 points)

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

  • 4. Re: Unwanted Adobe file
    uguna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for that - I can't erase the volume in Disk Utility and I can't delete the file in the Finder. I think you'll see that it's really still there.DiskUtility.jpg  

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  • 5. Re: Unwanted Adobe file
    Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,990 points)

    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.

  • 6. Re: Unwanted Adobe file
    Linc Davis Level 10 Level 10 (117,700 points)

    Drag it out of the Disk Utility window.

  • 7. Re: Unwanted Adobe file
    uguna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    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.

  • 8. Re: Unwanted Adobe file
    uguna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Linc, solved my problem.

  • 9. Re: Unwanted Adobe file
    petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,205 points)

    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

  • 10. Re: Unwanted Adobe file
    MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,720 points)

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