Time Machine restore freed up 30GB of SSD space

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    I had trouble with a recent application I installed. Couldnt uninstall all of the fragments and it was hogging my cpu even when uninstalled.

    Anyway, I restored from a recent Time Machine backup that was made just before I had installed the naughty app. After that restore, I now have an extra 30gb of ssd space on my MBA, which is fantastic.

    Has anyone else had this experience? Where has this space come from?!
     
  2. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's great to know... but that wouldnt free up 30gb of space. Which is the reason for my post.
     
  4. macrumors 68030

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    Probably caches and time machine local backups.
     
  5. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    As Brian Y said, it was likely caches and TM local snapshots that were deleted when you restored.

    Freeing up drive space in Mac OS X
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just remembered that I had excluded my Parallels Windows 7 virtual machine file from Time Machine backup, which took up about 18gb. Anyway, 12gb of freed up space is not that bad, but not so exciting after all.
     
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    Krazy Bill

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    A hard drive is like your garage. It will never be big enough and one day all the cars are on the street.
     

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