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Old Dec 12, 2012, 06:21 AM   #1
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Cleanup Update Data

I tried updating Final Cut Pro last night the total size of the update was just under 700mb's but after the data had been downloaded the install failed. Now I just want to delete any update data that was downloaded.

Where is this data stored please?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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I tried updating Final Cut Pro last night the total size of the update was just under 700mb's but after the data had been downloaded the install failed. Now I just want to delete any update data that was downloaded.

Where is this data stored please?
applications presumably or in downloads folder
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 06:41 AM   #3
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applications presumably or in downloads folder
From Apple, don't think so.

I am in an older OS and here it's in /Library/Updates.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 06:44 AM   #4
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From Apple, don't think so.

I am in an older OS and here it's in /Library/Updates.
Yer I updated via app store (Updates) I checked \\Library\Updates but there is nothing in there that is anywhere near 700mbs in size so I don't think the data went there.
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 07:43 AM   #5
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I've not (yet) lost data with Onyx (http://www.titanium.free.fr) there are varied OS versions.

This app can do quite a comprehensive clean when you use its "automation" option and select everything - if you want to delete everything of course! I usually get it to auto-restart in Preferences so I can have a coffee & come back when the startup 'bong' happens.
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Yer I updated via app store (Updates) I checked \\Library\Updates but there is nothing in there that is anywhere near 700mbs in size so I don't think the data went there.
You checked the main Library not the Users/yourname/Library/Updates?

/private/var/folders maybe?
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 09:43 AM   #7
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You checked the main Library not the Users/yourname/Library/Updates?

/private/var/folders maybe?
I'm beginning to think that the data has deleted itself because if I go to the app store and click Update it starts to download the update again.

I'm a new mac user btw

Only folders I have in /private/var/folders are "v4" and "zz"

Just hate to think that there could be 700mb of update data for Final Cut Pro sitting on my HD somewhere (I like a tidy HD ).
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I'm beginning to think that the data has deleted itself because if I go to the app store and click Update it starts to download the update again.

I'm a new mac user btw

Only folders I have in /private/var/folders are "v4" and "zz"

Just hate to think that there could be 700mb of update data for Final Cut Pro sitting on my HD somewhere (I like a tidy HD ).
There are always two or more folder in /private/var/folders, you can get info on one of these folders to see how big it is, one folder if there is one User Account and it won't work on the other one since it is a folder you don't have the right permissions for.

And, there are programs like Disk Inventory X and others which graphically displays the contents of your disk, a 700 MB file should be easily noticed.



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