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brilliantthings
Mar 8, 2013, 05:20 PM
I had trouble with a recent application I installed. Couldnt uninstall all of the fragments and it was hogging my cpu even when uninstalled.

Anyway, I restored from a recent Time Machine backup that was made just before I had installed the naughty app. After that restore, I now have an extra 30gb of ssd space on my MBA, which is fantastic.

Has anyone else had this experience? Where has this space come from?!



GGJstudios
Mar 8, 2013, 05:21 PM
I had trouble with a recent application I installed. Couldnt uninstall all of the fragments and it was hogging my cpu even when uninstalled.
The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
Best way to FULLY DELETE a program (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=11171082&postcount=16)

brilliantthings
Mar 8, 2013, 05:23 PM
The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
Best way to FULLY DELETE a program (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=11171082&postcount=16)

That's great to know... but that wouldnt free up 30gb of space. Which is the reason for my post.

Brian Y
Mar 8, 2013, 05:23 PM
Probably caches and time machine local backups.

GGJstudios
Mar 8, 2013, 05:27 PM
That's great to know... but that wouldnt free up 30gb of space. Which is the reason for my post.
As Brian Y said, it was likely caches and TM local snapshots that were deleted when you restored.

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

brilliantthings
Mar 8, 2013, 05:30 PM
Just remembered that I had excluded my Parallels Windows 7 virtual machine file from Time Machine backup, which took up about 18gb. Anyway, 12gb of freed up space is not that bad, but not so exciting after all.

Krazy Bill
Mar 8, 2013, 07:35 PM
Anyway, 12gb of freed up space is not that bad, but not so exciting after all.A hard drive is like your garage. It will never be big enough and one day all the cars are on the street.