Can anyone tell me why it says i have photos, music and videos on my new MBA?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Cjshino, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    idk why it says i have like 1 or 2 gb for photos, videos and music. I havent downloaded anything.
     
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    Frosties

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    Could be from iLife like garageband and iCloud perhaps. iPhoto can be made to autodownload streams.
     
  3. macrumors 601

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    A brand new Mac would come with sound effects (considered music files), a couple of tutorial videos, and assorted wallpapers and icon files (all considered pictures).

    All perfectly normal.
     
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    53x12

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    Do a format and a clean install.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

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    OP: Do not follow this advice unless you want to do a lot of work for no reason.
     
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    Mine came with photos of some random girl... I found them by accident when I was looking through random folders and stuff (was new to osx). Couldn't find them again though when I was trying to show my friend. She looked like ghost-like kinda? Probably just bad lighting on the photo but it was weird.
     
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    53x12

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    I always always always do a former and a clean OSX install on my Mac computers. Always have and always will.

    Btw, with the SSD it won't take as long. Benefit is that I can have the OS setup exactly how I want it and not have bloatware. Especially important on a computer like the MBA where space is valuable.
     
  8. macrumors member

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    It makes no sense to do a clean install of OS X since it comes with almost zero bloatware. The only programs that are additional to the stock OS programs is iTunes and iLife. A clean install of windows on a new PC, on the other hand, makes a ton of sense.

    The previous poster was right, those files are connected to software on the machine. It's the graphics and sound effects for the OS and other software.
     
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    53x12

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    This plus all the fonts and other rubbish you don't need. Not to mention languages and printers. As I said I always do a clean OSX install. I don't need that stuff. So why have it?
     
  10. macrumors member

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    A clean install won't get rid of fonts and languages. That is all part of the OS install. The only additional software is the iLife stuff.
     
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    53x12

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    Sure you can. Just click on customize when installing OSX. Not sure what you are talking about.
     
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    I did not perform a clean install,instead used monolingual to remove stuff I don't need and manually deleted Garageband and iMovie,disabled sleep image,freed a whole lot of space.
     
  13. macrumors member

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    Sure but that is not something most people do. If you know exactly what you don't need and what won't jack things up by going missing you could save yourself maybe 5-8 GB or something like that. But none of what you mentioned is really bloatware like you find on a PC or such. A standard clean install (non-custom) on a PC will clear away tons of extra stuff put on by the manufacturer.
     
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    53x12

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    That is bloatware to me. For me bloatware= unnecessary programs that take significant space that I can use for other things.
     
  15. macrumors 65816

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    Everyone understood your point the first 4 times you made it.
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    Or just download disk doctor and get rid of all the "junk" you dont really need.
     
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    53x12

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    Well apparently you didn't so hopefully by now you do.
     
  18. macrumors 65816

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    I understood your point after your first post since leftover Windows practices are not that complicated.
     

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