2gb Text Files

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  1. applelover2008 macrumors newbie

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    I did a hard drive scan and found some bad things.

    Text file called PCMWave at around 669mb. Under speech, alex.
    Sleep image, 2gb

    Can i delete these? It's a lot of file space!
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone G3 (64GB, 2.4): Mozilla/7.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_4 like Mac OS X; en-ca) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Geico) Version/3.7.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)
    The sleep image is what is written when you sleep your mac, dont mess with it.

    PCMWave is also important, see this thread at Apple Support Forums
     
  3. applelover2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so i have to leave 3gb of text...
    kinda bad design on apples part
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone G3 (64GB, 2.4): Mozilla/7.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_4 like Mac OS X; en-ca) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Geico) Version/3.7.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)
    How is it bad design - the sleep image is the size of your RAM, it must be. (If you had 4GB of RAM, it would be a 4GB file.)
     
  5. applelover2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thats wierd cause ive watched it grow from like 512mb to here.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone G3 (64GB, 2.4): Mozilla/7.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_4 like Mac OS X; en-ca) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Geico) Version/3.7.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    The only large text files you should delete are runaway log files. Those are safe to delete. Otherwise, keep away from editing things in the system folder.
     
  7. applelover2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok. Wat are runaway log files?
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone G3 (64GB, 2.4): Mozilla/7.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_4 like Mac OS X; en-ca) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Geico) Version/3.7.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)
    Whenever there is a system event, it gets saved to a log file. Normally the system keeps them under control and deletes the old ones as they get too big. Occasionally, it will just keep writing to the same file, and you can get huge text files.
     

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