Deleted ~Library Folder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thewhitehart, May 31, 2006.

  1. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

    thewhitehart

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    #1
    I decided to use a program to sync my home folders across an ibook g4 and my intel iMac. Like an idiot, I also allowed my user's ~Library folder to by synced, and now I'm stuck with tons of useless stuff in the ~Library folders of both machines that I don't need.

    If I didn't mind losing my prefs for the few apps I use like Safari and Mail, if I deleted the ~Library folder, would OS X just regenerate it with all the defaults that come with a brand new user account? Or will deleting it really screw up my user account?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #2
    It's probably not the best idea. If you use Mail.app ALL of your downloaded mail is in ~Library. If you use Delicious Library ALL your content is in ~Library.

    You get the idea! Lost of apps use this area to store stuff. Deleting it outright could be a bad move...
     

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