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I actuallt did it once but clearing the trash also made the program gone. For examlpe I threw the googledrive.dmg to the trash and I want to delete it but I get a message saying that since google drive is running I can not delete it. Something like that.

I wonder if I did not install the programs and just running them or something like that.

For example when I downloaded the google drive. A window popped up saying Google Drive and Applications... I just click Google Drive. Once I clicked the applications and nothing really happened. Just applications folder on the mac poped up.


It all depends on how you've installed it. Generally, when you mount a DMG it will open up a Finder window with the actual application inside. What you want to do from there, is drag that application into the Applications folder and it will copy/install it. After that, close any instances of the program, drag the DMG to the trash and make sure it's ejected. After that, the DMG will be gone and the application will remain installed in the Applications folder.

Some DMG's will open up a window showing the Application with an arrow pointing to the Applications folder (App ---> Applications Shortcut) basically just pointing out the above.
    
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It all depends on how you've installed it. Generally, when you mount a DMG it will open up a Finder window with the actual application inside. What you want to do from there, is drag that application into the Applications folder and it will copy/install it. After that, close any instances of the program, drag the DMG to the trash and make sure it's ejected. After that, the DMG will be gone and the application will remain installed in the Applications folder.

Some DMG's will open up a window showing the Application with an arrow pointing to the Applications folder (App ---> Applications Shortcut) basically just pointing out the above.

Yeah lately I got the hang of dragging the program to the Applications. smile.gif I finally figured it out but ever since ı never deleted anything and will do so today.

Also what do you mean 'eject'? I've been hearing this term a lot on Mac.

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I'm glad you are enjoying your Mac Mini. One thing that will make your life infinitely easier is replacing the default "Finder" with Path Finder. It can do so much more, and will increase your productivity in a big way.
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Oh and I have a 1TB USB 3.0 HDD which is Fat formated to use in PC and Mac. It has pictures and videos.

I found my 3 year old 650 GB Usb 2.0 external HDD and can not decide what to do with it. I also would like to put the pictures there if I can and also want to create an iphoto archive as I can not create it on a Fat formatted external HDD.

Do I really really need Time Machine? If yes can I have Time Machine and iphoto archive in the same external drive?
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I'm glad you are enjoying your Mac Mini. One thing that will make your life infinitely easier is replacing the default "Finder" with Path Finder. It can do so much more, and will increase your productivity in a big way.

First time hearing it and will definitaly check it out thumb.gif
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Yeah lately I got the hang of dragging the program to the Applications. smile.gif I finally figured it out but ever since ı never deleted anything and will do so today.

Also what do you mean 'eject'? I've been hearing this term a lot on Mac.

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DMGs are disk images. OS X treats them like virtual install discs so after you "mount" an image it needs to be ejected when you're finished.
    
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Oh and I have a 1TB USB 3.0 HDD which is Fat formated to use in PC and Mac. It has pictures and videos.

I found my 3 year old 650 GB Usb 2.0 external HDD and can not decide what to do with it. I also would like to put the pictures there if I can and also want to create an iphoto archive as I can not create it on a Fat formatted external HDD.

Do I really really need Time Machine? If yes can I have Time Machine and iphoto archive in the same external drive?

You don't have to use Time Machine. It is an easy backup software built into the OS that you can do a full restore from in the event of an HD crash. Other common ones out there are SuperDuper, Carbon Copy Cloner, and Syncronize Pro. They have the option to do incremental backups and all that good stuff too. From the backup you will be able to pull out changes made to iPhoto if you want to do that.
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You don't have to use Time Machine. It is an easy backup software built into the OS that you can do a full restore from in the event of an HD crash. Other common ones out there are SuperDuper, Carbon Copy Cloner, and Syncronize Pro. They have the option to do incremental backups and all that good stuff to. In that backup you will be able to pull out the changes made to iPhoto if you want to do that.

Yeah I will skip the Time Machine for the moment but will 100% do it later. I wonder if the Time capsules from Apple are worth it but at the moment they look extremely overpriced. But Maybe I can grab one later on. Who knows.

For now the most important thing for me are the backups of my pictures and videos. I would rather have them backed up on 2 dfferent HDDs as well as google drive.
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I think the Time Capsules are overpriced. I wouldn't bother. Just an external HD inside a router. You have the biggest hurdle started and that is getting more than one copy of the data going. Well done sir! I have to look into that Finder replacement too. Not sure if the wife would let me spend $40 on it though.... :/
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Yeah I will skip the Time Machine for the moment but will 100% do it later. I wonder if the Time capsules from Apple are worth it but at the moment they look extremely overpriced. But Maybe I can grab one later on. Who knows.

For now the most important thing for me are the backups of my pictures and videos. I would rather have them backed up on 2 dfferent HDDs as well as google drive.


It all depends on what you're looking for for it to be overpriced or not. I have one and absolutely love it. The user interface is so unbelievably simple to use and even has an app for iOS devices that functions the same. Time Machine is also extremely easy as it just goes and, again, is fully built into OS X so no need to worry about third party support. If you have the cash, I say go for it.


Here is the support page for Time Capsules. If you felt like doing any reading up.
http://www.apple.com/support/airport/timecapsule/
    
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