Keep old iPod Updaters?

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  1. wPod macrumors 68000

    wPod

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    So, I have been cleaning off my small 40GB drive, to free up some space (I was down to 2GB free). I know how important it is to keep free space for virtual memory. I noticed a very large file in the utlities folder of applications. The iPod Software Updater folder. Mine is currently 400MB which seems like a lot to me. So, my question is, do I need all of the old updaters? they date back to April of 2004. Would I need them if I had a catostrophic iPod failure? or would the latest and greatest iPod updater from June of 05 be ok? That way I could delete the others and free up some space! Thanks!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    400MB! :eek:

    Keep the most recent one that is known to work flawlessly, that should be enough IMO. :)
     
  3. pdpfilms macrumors 68020

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    I'd say keep the most recent updater and the one before it, in case any bugs are discovered in the newer one.
     
  4. wPod thread starter macrumors 68000

    wPod

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    i deleted all except the 2 most recent. that hacked away 300mb which is good. now to go through and delete all the videos that i pulled off my digital camera and never watch! that should be another 200mb or so.
     
  5. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Fall cleaning is always good.

    I myself just dumped 3GBs worth of documents/photos/music off my G4.
     
  6. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

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    Back them up. You never know when you might need to go back. And it sucks to one day need them and know you deleted them yourself... Trust me.
     

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