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Old May 5, 2007, 08:10 PM   #1
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Deleting Receipts?

I'm going though everything on my HD to try to delete some unwanted stuff and save some space...

I came accross a folder named Receipts in /library. The folder was about 192MB in size. Inside were about 170 .pkg files, many of which were only about 80KB in size.

Are any of these safe to delete? I thought they looked like where Mac OS X saves anything installed, like a back up.
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Old May 5, 2007, 08:15 PM   #2
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I think it's also for the purpose of knowing what software is installed in case of upgrading.
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Old May 5, 2007, 08:17 PM   #3
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I think it's also for the purpose of knowing what software is installed in case of upgrading.
So I should only keep the ones related to software I still have?
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Old May 5, 2007, 08:19 PM   #4
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Take a look at this thread.

Don't Delete Your Receipts!
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Old May 5, 2007, 08:21 PM   #5
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Yikes....

Well put. Thanks!
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Take a look at this thread.

Don't Delete Your Receipts!
Here is why its a bad idea

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=25751

The Disk Utility uses it to verify the correct permissions.
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