archive and install issues

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by laidbackliam, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. laidbackliam macrumors 6502

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    #1
    my laptop was being really slow the other day. i had nothing to do, so i decided to go ahead and reinstall osX. backed all my music and photo's up, then saw that i could just do an archive and install, and have a previous system folder.

    i have no previous system folder, and the icons in system preferences for shapeshifter, itheater and flip4mac are no longer there. before the archive and install i had 53 gigs available, now i have 47.8. any ideas on how to get that memory back?
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    Where have you looked? Based on the fact your available disk space was reduced, I would think you do indeed have a Previous System folder. I do believe this is put on the root of the drive, so perhaps you could take a screenshot of your hard drive in Finder or execute the following command in Terminal and post back with the results.

    ls -la /
     

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