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msdarkroom
Jul 12, 2012, 12:47 PM
I have a large portion of my SSD being taken up by 'other'. It appears to be mostly iLife Asset Management stuff. I do not use iPhoto, iMovie, or Garageband.

What is the proper way to remove this storage? Can I just delete the apps?

Thank you.



GGJstudios
Jul 13, 2012, 09:51 AM
I have a large portion of my SSD being taken up by 'other'. It appears to be mostly iLife Asset Management stuff. I do not use iPhoto, iMovie, or Garageband.

What is the proper way to remove this storage? Can I just delete the apps?
You won't gain a lot by deleting the apps. However, deleting the Garageband loops will save quite a bit.

Freeing up space in Mac OS X (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=15085059&postcount=2)

If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion storage tab is about, this may help explain:
What is this "Other" in the storage tab? What is eating my space (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=14103154&postcount=1)
For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply:
Begin by restarting your computer as a first step. This sometimes resolves issues.


For Time Machine users on notebooks running Lion, space may being consumed by Time Machine local snapshots, which can be disabled (http://toti.posterous.com/hidden-local-backups-with-mac-os-x-lion-filli).
OS X Lion: About Time Machine's "local snapshots" on portable Macs (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4878)


Check to see if some of the space is being used by your sleepimage (http://osxdaily.com/2010/10/11/sleepimage-mac/) file.


Search with Finder to see if the space is being consumed by a very large file or several large files. Adjust the 50GB in the illustration to whatever size you deem appropriate.
http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=316547&d=1324232637
Use OmniDiskSweeper (http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnidisksweeper/), JDisk Report (http://www.jgoodies.com/freeware/jdiskreport/), Disk Inventory X (http://www.derlien.com/index.html), DaisyDisk (http://www.daisydiskapp.com/) or GrandPerspective (http://grandperspectiv.sourceforge.net/) to see how space is being used on your drive. Some of these apps may show more detail than others, so try several.


Check your drive with Disk Utility: Using Disk Utility to verify or repair disks (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1782)


Try re-indexing your drive: Spotlight: How to re-index folders or volumes (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2409)
Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:

Encrypted drive (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1331617)
Time Machine backup files and needed disk repair (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1327443)
App filling log file (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1323490)
App or file was 89GB (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1327832)
Drive needed to be re-indexed (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1326965)
Time Machine backup file (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1322806)
Large app cache file (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1319720)
Garageband files and video podcasts (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1313090)
Oversized email being duplicated (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1310158)
Another email issue (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=831784)

msdarkroom
Jul 14, 2012, 10:16 AM
Thanks for the reply.

Here is a screenshot of what is taking up what I consider to be a large amount of space on my SSD.

Will this folder delete itself if I uninstall the iLife apps?
If not, is there any harm in just deleting this folder?

Thanks.

GGJstudios
Jul 14, 2012, 10:36 AM
Thanks for the reply.

Here is a screenshot of what is taking up what I consider to be a large amount of space on my SSD.

Will this folder delete itself if I uninstall the iLife apps?
If not, is there any harm in just deleting this folder?

Thanks.
That folder appears to be related to Photo Stream: iLifeAssetManagement folder ever increasing (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3855486?start=0&tstart=0)

msdarkroom
Jul 14, 2012, 11:22 AM
That folder appears to be related to Photo Stream: iLifeAssetManagement folder ever increasing (https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3855486?start=0&tstart=0)

Okay. I'm just going to delete it.
I don't use any of the iLife stuff anyway.

Thank you for the help.