Cleaned up Language files

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  1. romany macrumors newbie

    romany

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    Hi All
    First post here, could someone help me with this question:
    I have just done a reinstall of Tiger without the Language files and most of the driver and bundled software i did not rerquire ,if i update to Mac OS X Update 10.4.6 ,would i have to remove Language files again?
    Thank You All
    Romany
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Actually, yes (probably). Some updates (not all, though, never found a pattern) will add localization data. :(

    On the other hand, that's what we have Monolingual and Delocalizer for... ;)
     
  3. romany thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Cheers Mitthrawnuruodo
    I have read a few posts elsewhere about Monolingual, and they have said not to use it with a intel mac it screws up your system perhaps they were wrong?
    Anyway i will give it a go!! Thanks
    Romany
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Don't know about that, but if others have had problems than be careful. Remember to backup properly (<- general advice, shouldn't be a problem for you if you remembered to backup before you did the reinstall ;)).

    I've never used Monolingual, but run Delocalizer every now and then on my old iBook G4 and never had a problem with that... :)
     
  5. romany thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well i have just tried Monolingual after the update and everything looks okay so far, could i ask you another question:i haven't got a .mac account so how could i delete it .
    I would like to get rid of things i have no use for.
    Cheers
    Romany
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Sorry, but the .Mac stuff is (for the most part) there to stay. You can, however, reduce the annoyance with some simple grips (off the top of my head):

    Remove the iDisk from Finder sidebar (Finder -> Preferences -> Sidebar -> Show these items...)

    Also, I signed up for the 30 or 60 days trial and then shut everything off, that actually stopped some of the nagging.

    I also got rid of the iDisk in the Go menu in Finder, but that requires Developer tools and some confidence... ;)

    If you say where .Mac annoys you than post back and maybe someone has found a way around it... :)
     
  7. romany thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. Electro Funk macrumors 65816

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    I ran monolingual on my intel iMac and have had no issues yet...

    and it freed up almost 2 gigs!

    Knock on wood...
     
  9. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    In general, if you want to find and remove unwanted large files (language files, garage band themes, iDVD themes, whatever) I highly recommend Whatsize.
     
  10. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    ...or OmniDiskSweeper. Remember to get your free one-day license from Omni's page... :)
     
  11. romany thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Mitthrawnuruodo,~Shard~,Electro Funk, i now have a clean install without the languages and other files not needed, Monolingual done the job great, whatsize helped removing a lot of junk.
    Going to install the programs now and then remove the Language files again.
    Cheers
    Romany:)
     
  12. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    No problem at all, glad to be of assistance! Anything else just ask... :cool:
     

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