View Full Version : need space on my G5...

Aug 24, 2011, 09:55 PM
i have a power pc G5 and my primary HD is full prohibiting me from running many common apps.. would it be ok to move the applications folder to another HD like the 2nd or 3rd??

Aug 24, 2011, 10:00 PM
You'd be better off moving some things you don't use very often to an external or other internal drive. While it works for the most part, you should generally keep your apps and OS on the same disk. Some apps don't care, some do. Also, clean up your disk and delete things you don't need anymore.

Aug 24, 2011, 10:09 PM
thank u for the info...generally i woud make the same call but theres just alot of wierd stuff on there like .trashes, .vol, sbin, tmp , usr, etc...all those files are a lighter shade than those of folders like app and library...is it ok to move or delete those files or folders....i inherited the comp from someone much more mac educated than i but im learning


also why are those file folders not hi-lighted or darkened as the primary folders are?

Aug 24, 2011, 10:11 PM
they are supposed to be hidden files... try downloading OnyX software and cleanup trashes on your mac.

Aug 24, 2011, 10:22 PM
i get the message cannot run onyx on this architecture

Aug 25, 2011, 02:31 AM
Send me pm...

Aug 25, 2011, 03:42 PM
You've downloaded the latest version of OnyX, which is Intel-only. On OnyX's website, look for an older version. Find the latest version compatible with your OS and you'll be set.

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If we take the discussion out of the thread, then no one coming behind will know what the solution was...

Aug 25, 2011, 04:04 PM
Monolingual (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/7758/monolingual) will save you over 1GB at least if you remove all the languages you don't use and all the Intel code from your Universal apps.