Deleted ~Library Folder

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

  1. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2005
    The town without George Bailey
    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


    Jul 24, 2002
    It's probably not the best idea. If you use 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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