Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Apr 20, 2013, 01:00 PM   #1
Blackspeare
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
MBA Storage

I'm using a 64 GB MBA and recently purchased Daisy Disk from the Apple Store to free space on the SSD. I've noticed that while Daisy Disk will show all folders and files it will only delete my own files----items that are within the system it will not delete. I know there are some folders and files that shouldn't be touched, but there is a folder containing close to 5 GBs of small "keychain" files, which I can't seem to delete. Do I really need these files? I observed on the Daisy Disk video that if you buy from DD directly you can enter yourself as the administrator, but you don't have that option with the Apple Store version----is this a factor? Thanks for your help once again.
Blackspeare is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 23, 2013, 08:45 AM   #2
wolfpuppies3
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Virginia, USA
Be very very careful about deleting system files.

Consider replacing your SSD with a larger one if you are short on space already. If you are short now, what will it look like in another year or two?
__________________
2012 MBA 13, 2 Ghz i7, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD; 2011 MBA 11, 1.8 Ghz i7, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD; 2010 MB Pro 15, 2.66 Ghz i7, 8 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD; two iPad 3s and a mini, two iPhones and a bunch of iPods
wolfpuppies3 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 23, 2013, 01:14 PM   #3
stchman
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: St. Louis, MO
Send a message via AIM to stchman Send a message via Yahoo to stchman Send a message via Skype™ to stchman
OWC makes SSDs for MBAs if you need a larger one.
stchman is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 26, 2013, 10:39 AM   #4
77slevin
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Belgium
Quote:
Originally Posted by stchman View Post
OWC makes SSDs for MBAs if you need a larger one.
Just consider, when buying an OWC ssd drive, that battery life will decrease compared to what you do with an Apple SSD. I bought a 240GB drive (very happy with it), and noticed after a bit of use that battery life went from 5u30 to 3u30.
__________________
2012 11" i5 1.7GHz MacBook Air 4GB 120GB
2012 13" i5 1,8GHz MacBook Air 4GB 240GB
2011 15" i7 2,4GHz MacBook Pro 16GB 512GB
2012 i7 2,6GHz Mac Mini 16GB 256GB
77slevin is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 26, 2013, 11:33 AM   #5
GGJstudios
macrumors Westmere
 
Join Date: May 2008
It's wise to leave system files alone unless you know exactly what you're doing.

This may help: Freeing up drive space in Mac OS X
GGJstudios is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Notebooks > MacBook Air

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MBA storage issue julienmh MacBook Air 2 Nov 22, 2013 11:05 PM
Storage on the MBA LarmanF MacBook Air 12 Aug 20, 2013 08:20 PM
Storage option for MBA MungoIX MacBook Air 2 May 15, 2013 08:15 AM
MBA Storage Blackspeare MacBook Air 5 Apr 17, 2013 01:55 PM
Getting the Most out of your MBA's Storage zMacintoshz MacBook Air 5 Jun 19, 2012 01:24 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:01 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC