2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 6, 2013 3:03 AM by mende1
Waltherp99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

If I installed some software the the dmg file stays 'in use' so I can't empty my trash bin (I guess that's the English name, but I don't know since I have a Dutch OSX). I always restat the iMac to free teh dmg file, but is there another, faster way?


Apple TV, iOS 6.1.3
  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (57,070 points)

    If a Restart doesn't allow you to Empty the Trash...

     

    Goto Finder > Help > type in Trash...

     

    From Finder Help Trash...

     

    " Empty the Trash

     

    Command (⌘)-Shift-Delete

     

    Empty the Trash without any warning or when it contains locked files

     

    Command (⌘)-Shift-Option-Delete

     

    Hold down the Option key, and then choose Finder > Empty Trash "

     

     

    See here

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1526

     

    http://www.thexlab.com/faqs/trash.html

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (91,125 points)

    When you open a DMG to install an application, the file is mounted as another external drive or different volume. If you try to delete this DMG when it's mounted, the iMac will tell you that the file is in use, so you won't be able to delete it.

     

    In order to delete the DMG without restarting, right-click the mounted DMG on the desktop and select "Eject". If you don't see it, open Finder, select Finder menu (on the menu bar) > Preferences > General, and mark "External drives". Another option to unmount it is doing it through the Finder window, so open a Finder window and you will see the mounted file in the sidebar, under "Devices". Just press the Eject button which appears next to your DMG name