An EASY way to get rid of old app versions in Mobile Applications folder

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by blackboxxx, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. blackboxxx macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2008
    iTunes 8 no longer keeps old versions in the Mobile Applications folder, moving them to Recycle Bin (Trash) automatically after every update.
    However, this doesn't apply to the apps that were updated in iTunes 7, so many users probably have lots of disk space wasted by those old apps.

    There's an easy way to get rid of those old apps. It seems so obvious, but there're still people complaining about this issue, so I thought I'd share it. I tried that on Windows, but on a Mac it should be similar:

    1. Create a new folder and name it, e.g., "My Apps"
    2. Go to Applications in iTunes and select all
    3. Drag the apps into "My Apps" folder
    4. Go to Music\iTunes\Mobile Applications and delete everything
    5. Open "My Apps" folder and move everything to Mobile Applications
    6. Delete "My Apps" folder

    That's it :)
  2. SuperMacMan macrumors regular


    Jul 12, 2008
    Melbourne, Australia
    Oh thanks for that!

    I was going round, finding each version of the app, deleting all old versions, and it was quite a tedious process!

    Shame I've just completed it, mind you.... :mad: This would have been so much quicker & easier :mad::mad::mad:

    Oh well.

  3. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2005
  4. Justinerator macrumors 6502


    Jun 26, 2007
    Redondo Beach, CA
    Already did this when iTunes 8 came out, but I'd like to confirm this works like a charm, and it takes about 30 seconds depending on your app load.

    Hope that helps! ;)

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