osX reintsall

Discussion in 'macOS' started by laidbackliam, May 3, 2006.

  1. laidbackliam macrumors 6502

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    i just reinstalled osX as thats what the applecare guy instructed me to do


    i now only have 56 gigs of free space. i don't get that.

    its an 80 gig hard drive, and i did a clean reinstall, anyone know how i can get that space back?
     
  2. CoMpX macrumors 65816

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    Download this program....have it analyze your disk, and post a screenshot of the results when it's finished. Use Command+Shift+4, then select the window. The screenshot will pop up on your desktop.
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You may want to delete the Garageband demo loops (assuming you have them). They are pretty big.
     
  4. laidbackliam thread starter macrumors 6502

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    running the program right now.
    its "sizing" the drive

    thing is, when i first got the laptop, i had 74 gigs available. now with a clean reinstall, i have 20 less gigs. thats whats bothering me.

    deleting garageband loops own'tdo much for me, as i play around with that alot.
     
  5. laidbackliam thread starter macrumors 6502

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    huh, for some reason i can't upload images. won't here or at photobucket/flickr.

    edit...
    well, i guess i can
     

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  6. timswim78 macrumors 6502a

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    When installing OS X, there are options that can affect the size of the installation by a few GB. (Printer Drivers, X11, Language Files, and etc.)
     
  7. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    Language translation, Asian fonts, and printer drives take up a lot of space.
     
  8. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    garage band loops and stuff are going to be several gigs you know
     
  9. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You couldn't possibly have had 74 GB available when you got the computer...that's all the drive holds.

    I've stripped my installation down as far as I reasonably can on my iBook Dual USB (10 GB hard drive) and I've got it at about 3 GB plus another 500 MB of apps (most of that being Office) and 200 MB in my user folder. That's getting rid of all unnecessary printer drivers, all iLife apps and associated support files except for iTunes, and all languages except English.

    20 GB is a normal size for OS X plus all bundled apps and options.
     

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