a little help cleaning up (finding files to delete)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kooch, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. kooch macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2006
    I have a Powerbook G4, and have been getting a message that says that I should delete files for more space. I have backed up as much as I think possible on an external hard drive. Now, to delete files, is there a simple way to do this, or do I just look for files on my desktop and trash them?

    Thanks for any help,

  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    Well applications might be a place to start to look for things to delete. They take up much more space than a generic file. however, yes. you must simply drag things you dont want into the trash or cmd+click and do delete or something of the similar kind. nothing easier than that.

    side note: you really always want 6 or 7 gigabytes free for virtual ram to be able to work properly and keep your computer running at a good speed.
  3. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816


    May 3, 2004
    Hamilton, Ontario (CANADA)
    Use WhatSize. To quickly find out which files are using how much space.
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    If you don't use Garageband or iDVD, they have loops and themes respectively that take up lots of space. Use Spotlight to find their location and drag them to the Trash, then empty.

    Also, try using Monolingual or an alternative to get rid of excessive language files in Tiger.

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