Delete things in finder?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by calebjohnston, Mar 12, 2006.

  1. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    When I click my hard drive in Finder, it shows a shortcut to some guides and an update log.. can i delete both of these?

    It asks for me password, which seems strange. just wanted to check.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe show us a screen shot of the files you're talking about. :)
     
  3. plinden macrumors 68040

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    The guide linked to by the shortcut is just a harddisk copy of the guide that came with your Mac. I don't know about the update logs ... nothing in my Finder like that.
     
  4. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

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    surely.
     

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  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I got some of those as well...i let them stay because i like to read them plus they are not big.


    Bless
     
  6. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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  7. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

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  8. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Yep, that too.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    This is just a manifesto that the Microsoft Automatic Updater leaves when it updates MS Office. I threw it in ~/Library in case I ever need it. :) You can delete it, but it takes up little to no space. To my knowledge, it isn't good for much, because, unlike a receipts file, it is not used to determine correct permissions or for uninstallation.
     
  10. calebjohnston thread starter macrumors 68000

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  11. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I deleted the link... and have made me a folder somewhere for all those Read Me's that get put wherever the updater/installer they originate from decides (but I have no idea where that folder is at the moment... except maybe a spotlight search away ;)).
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Just for future reference, if ever you're unsure of whether a file can be deleted, drag it to the Trash without emptying and run for a week or so like that. If you don't notice any problems, then feel free to delete it.

    Of course, this is a rule of thumb and it has to be adapted to individual files. So, in the case of a Microsoft file, you'd want to run all of your Microsoft apps at least once in that week. :)
     

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