2 drive question on '09 15" MacBook Pro

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  1. 5Penn macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    Just installed an OWC SSD drive in the main bay and moving the old hard drive to the optical bay (will do it by the end of this week, I promise).

    Cloned the old HDD to an external drive for backup.

    Planned set-up is the usual: All Applications/Programs on the SSD and files in the HDD.

    I did not format the old HDD and will be installing it "as-is", but I also wanted to remove the Applications/Programs to save space. I know, HDDs are cheap, but this is the route I'm going with for now.

    Question, Can I just delete the Applications on the old HDD and just leave the user files on it? is there a safe way of removing them?
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Did you properly set the OS to be on the SSD and the Home Folder to be on the HDD?
     
  3. 5Penn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, Altemose.

    1. OS - yes, I did a clean install of Mavericks on the SSD via Diskmaker and installed software via CDs

    2. Home Folder - I'm using the old drive. I just assumed I can use that as the home folder. If I need special steps please let me know.

    p.s. I will have other Users on the machine just like the old one.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    The Home Folder is on the HDD?
     
  5. 5Penn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well, not sure how to answer that question.

    I haven't set it up to go to the Home Folder in the HDD.

    The HDD is being installed as-is with all files and folders intact.
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    You should point it to that if you want it off the SSD.
     
  7. 5Penn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's what I'm trying to figure out.

    I know (I think)how to point to iTunes, iPhoto, and Aperture. I believe I just hold "Option" when opening App then choose the Library in the HDD, correct?
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Yes. The apps work that way.
     
  9. 5Penn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks.

    Going back to my initial question. Can I just delete Apps on the HDD to free up space? Is there a special way of deleting them?
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Unless they have a dedicated uninstaller then yes.
     
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