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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:22 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me why it says i have photos, music and videos on my new MBA?

idk why it says i have like 1 or 2 gb for photos, videos and music. I havent downloaded anything.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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Could be from iLife like garageband and iCloud perhaps. iPhoto can be made to autodownload streams.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 05:04 PM   #3
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A brand new Mac would come with sound effects (considered music files), a couple of tutorial videos, and assorted wallpapers and icon files (all considered pictures).

All perfectly normal.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 05:17 PM   #4
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idk why it says i have like 1 or 2 gb for photos, videos and music. I havent downloaded anything.
Do a format and a clean install.
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Do a format and a clean install.
OP: Do not follow this advice unless you want to do a lot of work for no reason.
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Mine came with photos of some random girl... I found them by accident when I was looking through random folders and stuff (was new to osx). Couldn't find them again though when I was trying to show my friend. She looked like ghost-like kinda? Probably just bad lighting on the photo but it was weird.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:02 PM   #7
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OP: Do not follow this advice unless you want to do a lot of work for no reason.
I always always always do a former and a clean OSX install on my Mac computers. Always have and always will.

Btw, with the SSD it won't take as long. Benefit is that I can have the OS setup exactly how I want it and not have bloatware. Especially important on a computer like the MBA where space is valuable.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:23 PM   #8
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It makes no sense to do a clean install of OS X since it comes with almost zero bloatware. The only programs that are additional to the stock OS programs is iTunes and iLife. A clean install of windows on a new PC, on the other hand, makes a ton of sense.

The previous poster was right, those files are connected to software on the machine. It's the graphics and sound effects for the OS and other software.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:31 PM   #9
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The previous poster was right, those files are connected to software on the machine. It's the graphics and sound effects for the OS and other software.
This plus all the fonts and other rubbish you don't need. Not to mention languages and printers. As I said I always do a clean OSX install. I don't need that stuff. So why have it?
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