Why is my private folder enormous after one week with MacBook Air?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by spitboy2000, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. spitboy2000
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    macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    All of a sudden, my SSD drive is up to 30gbs.

    13g of it is in a file called "Private"

    What is in this private folder and what can i do about reducing it?

    I've put almost nothing in my SSD, but i have been trying to get my Mail started without it downloading 15 thousand gmail messages, which i have been unsuccessful at.
  2. Intell
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    macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Do not mess with the private folder. It contains critical parts of the operating system.

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