After installing Leopard over Tiger, lost HDD space.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by reubs, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. reubs macrumors 68000

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    I installed Leopard over Tiger the other day, and I guess it did an "archive and install". I say I guess b/c I never made a selection of what to do. The installer just told me how much space I had and how much space would remain, so I figured that was the right way to go.

    My question is this, though. Did Tiger get deleted? If so, why wasn't that HDD space regained?

    THis is my first OS X upgrade, so thanks for any info anyone can share about it.
     
  2. kuebby macrumors 68000

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    Well, Leopard takes more disk space than Tiger, so now you have less.
     
  3. munson macrumors 6502

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    Depends on how much you lost. If it was only a little, chances are that Leopard just takes up more space. If it's a considerable amount of space, maybe Tiger is still there.

    Also, did you consider tha actual formatted size of your HD in your calculations?
     
  4. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Don't forget to delete your Tiger System folder.
     
  5. reubs thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, I considered my original HDD size. I had about 16.xx GB before the install, and now I have about 10.xx GB after the install.

    I don't see a systems folder for Tiger, either.

    Again, if this is normal that's fine. I just want to make sure I'm not missing something that I need to delete to free up some space.
     

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