Previous Systems....?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by Bond007, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. Bond007 macrumors newbie

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    Archive and install. That is what apple suggested I do after all the problems I was having with panther. Now, so far so good. But, there is a folder called " previous system" that is taking up about 4 gigs of space. I took out all the stuff I needed, but i was wondering if it is okay to trash the folder called "previous system"? Anyone know the answer to this one?
    Thanks for any help.

    -007:)
     
  2. cb911 macrumors 601

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    i guess it would be safe to delete. OS X doesn't usually let you delete system files, so if you can delete it, i guess it's safe to.
     
  3. pbooktebo macrumors member

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    If you can wait a bit, that's better, then delelte

    The purpose of the "Previous Systems" folder is so that if you are missing something in your new install from the archive, you have your old system to go to.

    You're not meant to keep it forever, however, you might want to keep it around for a few weeks, just in case. Or burn it using backup or another utility, then delete it.

    There's probably little if anything you can't otherwise replace, but what if there is that one esoteric thing... I'm keeping mine for now, just in case.
     
  4. Bond007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. aethier macrumors 6502a

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    I do "archive and install" too. after installation I verify everything is fine, then I erase the "Previous System". it will require your Administrator password.

    aethier
     

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