3rd Party Programs uninstall themselves?

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
I just did the new software check, and downloaded iTunes and iPod updates, and all of a sudden my InstantHandbrake and VLC media player just uninstall themselves? Does anybody know why this is? I can't figure it out. But is usually only those 2 items, I have limewire, and other programs that are not osx, and they don't uninstall, but is there a fix or a problem with this?



Thanks.

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    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,221member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Mr.Klawz

    I just did the new software check, and downloaded iTunes and iPod updates, and all of a sudden my InstantHandbrake and VLC media player just uninstall themselves? Does anybody know why this is? I can't figure it out. But is usually only those 2 items, I have limewire, and other programs that are not osx, and they don't uninstall, but is there a fix or a problem with this?



    Thanks.




    I am thinking that nothing of the sort happened. What probably happened is that you likely never removed the "disappearing apps" from their distribution .dmg disk image files. When you download a file with a .dmg file extension, it is a disk image. This file may be mounted on the Desktop by double-clicking on it. This also opens a Finder window with your application bundle and any other document files placed there by the vendor. You should drag the application bundle to the Applications folder or to your desired location. The mounted volume can then be dismounted. The .dmg file may be dragged to the Trash.
  • Reply 2 of 4
    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    The disk image installation system is pretty user unfriendly. I mean, dragging crap off of a CD to install it is straightforward, but most people don't have any idea of what a disk image is (it's a pretty complicated concept for the average user, really) and they really end up confusing a lot of people as downloadable installers.
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    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    How's this? I don't think everything should be dumbed down, but the disk image-based installation process isn't very straight forward for many users.
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