6609 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2008 9:20 AM by dherron
If you're a Windows switcher, a .dmg is the same thing as an .iso file basically. It's a disk image. Mac appears to like to use image files for programs downloaded through the internet, while Windows usually use .zip files or direct .exe files. So I would say treat those .dmg files as you would .zip files in Windows. All apps should work without the .dmg file.
I think I had some applications installed incorrectly - when I open MSN, a white drive opend also on the desktop, and the same happened with Firefox, the white drive with a Firefox logo would appear on the desktop anytime I opened these applications.
I think this was because I didn't install some things properly, I think I may have dragged the icons to the task bar along the bottom before adding them to my applications folder. I've uninstalled some applications and reinstalled them correctly and now everything is working fine. I can also delete .dmg files now, because in the past - seeing the applications weren't installed correctly, deleting the .dmg file caused the application to partially uninstall as it was running the incorrectly installed application.