Tips to reclaim tons of HD space...

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  1. Skoles

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  2. Yardsale

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    ooh cool ifl
     
  3. Raider007

    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    i had 1.5 gigs of printer drivers...
    cool :coold:
     
  4. colosodian

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    Garage band and all its files is around 3GB :eek5:
     
  5. urban ape

    urban ape take that take that take that

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    i just removed all languages except for english and spanish ftw. saved 1.2GB
     
  6. tenplanescrashing

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    the languages would be the only ones i'd remove. but i haven't done it yet.
     
  7. manchild

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    I did the language one...

    If I do the printer one, all of those can be re-downloaded online, right?

    So can I just take the Printers folder, open it, and delete EVERYTHING inside? it wasn't too clear, I'm not sure if I need to delete individual drivers etc.

    and i save 454MB with the laungauge thing
     
  8. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i did the languages, print drivers and garage band

    got an extra 10gb back
     
  9. Rev. Johnny Vegas

    Rev. Johnny Vegas Rectal Ventriloquist

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    21.88GB available at the start....

    Removed unnecessary printer drivers, ran Monolingual and finally got around to nuking GarageBand (I'd heard it took up a ton of space but never bothered to delete it).

    27.07GB available at the end. :eek3: :eek3:
     
  10. Pineapple Devil

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    did you guys take out just the garageband app file or did you delete all the folders that show up in spotlight?

    i did a spotlight search for garageband and deleted all folders
     
  11. FyreDaug

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    delete the bad porn? :dunno:
     
  12. tenplanescrashing

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    excuuuuuuuuuseee me?:nono:
     
  13. Rev. Johnny Vegas

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    I went through with spotlight and deleted all the folders.
     
  14. Skoles

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    I assume if you ever add a printer you could just d/l the drivers for JUST that printer. Apple gives you drivers for every printer ever up until the point of the OS release for plug & play purposes.
     
  15. manchild

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    I use an external for all my ripped movies etc. How many do you have? Go out and buy a 300 gig on newegg, somewhere arround 80-120ish. Then the enclosures are like 40ish for one with firewire.
     
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    WTF is PPD? It was in my printers folder, with like cannon and HP.

    I'm assuming its a printer type. Says PPD and PPD plugins. Just deleted it :noes:
     
  17. Colonel Panic

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    Postscript Printer. If you don't rip you don't need it.
     
  18. Rev. Johnny Vegas

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    They didn't have the printer drivers I needed on there. :fawk:

    I've got an HP5850 that's network resident and I had to download the specific drivers I needed from HP's site to get it to work. :big grin:
     
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    in for later, I'm on my pc now :noes:
    I need to get rid of garage band and associated files
     
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    I saved almost 3gb by deleting printer drivers, languages, iDVD, and iMovie HD
     
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    If your machine(s) came with any pre loaded games delete them too. I saved about 2 gigs on tony hawk and deimos rising.
     
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    1TB of space FTW :p
     

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