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high 'other' storage space used

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by msdarkroom, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    I have a large portion of my SSD being taken up by 'other'. It appears to be mostly iLife Asset Management stuff. I do not use iPhoto, iMovie, or Garageband.

    What is the proper way to remove this storage? Can I just delete the apps?

    Thank you.
  2. macrumors demi-god


    You won't gain a lot by deleting the apps. However, deleting the Garageband loops will save quite a bit.

    Freeing up space in Mac OS X

    If you're wondering what "Other" category in the Lion storage tab is about, this may help explain:
    For space issues not explained by the above, there are a few things you can try, some of which may or may not apply:
    Here are a few resolutions found by others with the same question:
  3. macrumors member

    Thanks for the reply.

    Here is a screenshot of what is taking up what I consider to be a large amount of space on my SSD.

    Will this folder delete itself if I uninstall the iLife apps?
    If not, is there any harm in just deleting this folder?


    Attached Files:

  4. macrumors demi-god


    That folder appears to be related to Photo Stream: iLifeAssetManagement folder ever increasing
  5. macrumors member

    Okay. I'm just going to delete it.
    I don't use any of the iLife stuff anyway.

    Thank you for the help.

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