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Old Jul 15, 2005, 09:37 PM   #1
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Hard Drive and Powerbook Question!

I just bought a 200GB Maxtor External HD today. Prior to this I only had 1.62GB free on my PB. Now, I'm new to Macs so bare with me...
I went into my PB's applications folder, and dropped everything I want on my external in the corresponding spot, I then erased the applications from my PB's HD. However, when I restarted my PB, my PB HD still said I only have 1.62GB free? Am I doing something wrong? They were big applications too, i.e., Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, etc. I'm currently moving all my music onto the Maxtor i.e., 4000 songs. Can someone help!!! Wait, another thing..the applications I moved onto the Maxtor are only applications I will use while at my desk, so should I delete them from my dock?
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Old Jul 15, 2005, 10:13 PM   #2
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Your applications may not update correctly now, BTW.

And FCP is small... the support files are large.
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Old Jul 15, 2005, 10:14 PM   #3
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I just bought a 200GB Maxtor External HD today. Prior to this I only had 1.62GB free on my PB. Now, I'm new to Macs so bare with me...
I went into my PB's applications folder, and dropped everything I want on my external in the corresponding spot, I then erased the applications from my PB's HD. However, when I restarted my PB, my PB HD still said I only have 1.62GB free? Am I doing something wrong? They were big applications too, i.e., Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, etc. I'm currently moving all my music onto the Maxtor i.e., 4000 songs. Can someone help!!! Wait, another thing..the applications I moved onto the Maxtor are only applications I will use while at my desk, so should I delete them from my dock?
Did you empty the trash? If you didn't, then the apps weren't really deleted... do it and see if you gain some disk space (but remember you won't be able to use those apps except when you have the disk plugged). Also, as you changed the apps locations, remove them from the dock and add them again from their new location (if you wish to).
About the songs: if you are going to be using iTunes, remember to change the preferences so iTunes doesn't automatically sort your songs, or copy them to its folder.
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Old Jul 15, 2005, 10:15 PM   #4
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Your applications may not update correctly now, BTW.

And FCP is small... the support files are large.
Can you explain to me the way I'm supposed to do this. My main concern is to free up space on my PB HD.
What is this about iTunes???
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Old Jul 15, 2005, 10:36 PM   #5
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Probably you don't need to get apps out of the PB, because they are not very large when compared to the size of the disk (you case might be special though). The best thing to do is to move out large files (the music is a good example, also photos if you've got too many, and videos).
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