Another way to get free space on new mac other than reinstalling OS 10?!

XheartcoreboyX

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So,i heared that people reinstall the OS once they get their new MAC to have some free space because apple installs trials and extra languages....so if i didnt reinstall it...and put all my 60GB files from my pc..can i still delete the extra languages and all the trials later??? to save spacce just like if i reinstalled the OS???!!

the reason that im not going to reinstall the OS is that it will be my first MAC ever and want to try the trials and i need more than English on my computer..

any answer related would be just awesome :rolleyes:
 

failsafe1

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Actually reinstalling from your OS X discs is what puts junk on your drive. Sure it reformats and makes it clean and neat but languages abound when you reinstall. There are two utilities I have used delocalizer and multilingual that remove extra languages from your drive. I used delocalizer last night and got almost three gigs back. Delocalizer is no longer supported but it works for me on 10.4.10. You can remove any demo installers for more space. What I like to do is remove any pal items from DVD Studio pro, and Motion for gigs of space. I also uninstall programs I know I won't use like the Omni stuff that comes with the computer. I say uninstall instead of just dragging to the trash to get all the stuff associated with the programs I don't want. There are some free uninstalling apps in addition to paid ones like Appzapper.
 

yellow

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Actually reinstalling from your OS X discs is what puts junk on your drive. Sure it reformats and makes it clean and neat but languages abound when you reinstall.
It should be noted that the notorious disk space eaters that are localized languages and printer drivers can be unchecked prior to the installation process, therebyy not installing them during a reinstall.
 

XheartcoreboyX

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Actually reinstalling from your OS X discs is what puts junk on your drive. Sure it reformats and makes it clean and neat but languages abound when you reinstall. There are two utilities I have used delocalizer and multilingual that remove extra languages from your drive. I used delocalizer last night and got almost three gigs back. Delocalizer is no longer supported but it works for me on 10.4.10. You can remove any demo installers for more space. What I like to do is remove any pal items from DVD Studio pro, and Motion for gigs of space. I also uninstall programs I know I won't use like the Omni stuff that comes with the computer. I say uninstall instead of just dragging to the trash to get all the stuff associated with the programs I don't want. There are some free uninstalling apps in addition to paid ones like Appzapper.
i will put that in mind =D,i will just use it and see what programmes i dont need and then ''uninstall'' them..do you recommend any freeware/shareware for that?!
It should be noted that the notorious disk space eaters that are localized languages and printer drivers can be unchecked prior to the installation process, therebyy not installing them during a reinstall.
well thats exciting..the printers drivers!
Just get a hard drive that's big enough for all your files, then. ;)
well all im getting is the 120gb comes with the 2.2 mbp..all i have in my current 100gb HDD is 60 gig only!!!
lets say im going to install pararells and win xp on it..MAX i will lose like umm 10 gig?! so i still have 50gb for more multimedia and other programmes..
so the 120gig is just fine :)
 

andrewt1187

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I freed up 10+GB getting rid of Garageband + loops; iDVD + themes; printer drivers; unneeded languages. I did not do a reinstall.

Use 'WhatSize' to find those pesky large folders.
 

XheartcoreboyX

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I freed up 10+GB getting rid of Garageband + loops; iDVD + themes; printer drivers; unneeded languages. I did not do a reinstall.

Use 'WhatSize' to find those pesky large folders.
thanks, i think i will use that programme once i get my mbp,it looks useful.
 

emptyCup

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it will be my first MAC ever and want to try the trials and i need more than English on my computer..
Except for Microsoft Word and iWork, the applications that come with a mac are not trials but actual, and very good, programs. Take apfhex's advice and get a HD that is big enough for your needs. Next explore the iLife applications. You can get rid of the ones you don't use. Programs like Monolingual will let you selectively remove languages (and you can't possibly speak all of them). Also remove the printer drivers for printers you don't have. All of this is on the install disk so that if you need some of this in the future you still have it.
 

XheartcoreboyX

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Freeing up space: >> monolingual
THANKS!! this is what exactly i need!!! =D
Except for Microsoft Word and iWork, the applications that come with a mac are not trials but actual, and very good, programs. Take apfhex's advice and get a HD that is big enough for your needs. Next explore the iLife applications. You can get rid of the ones you don't use. Programs like Monolingual will let you selectively remove languages (and you can't possibly speak all of them). Also remove the printer drivers for printers you don't have. All of this is on the install disk so that if you need some of this in the future you still have it.
i really dont need a big HD,i will uninstall iwork whole thing and Evil ms office crap for sure and use monolingual.
 

Jason S.

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It just seems incongruous that if you need more than English on your computer (implying multiple languages), running Monolingual (implying a single language) would be the exact solution you need..........
Well I'm sure he doesn't need every language included with the OS, so he might as well remove the ones he won't be using.
 

XheartcoreboyX

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Well I'm sure he doesn't need every language included with the OS, so he might as well remove the ones he won't be using.
Thanks this is true, i will just need arabic and english..so every other language will be deleted..so that will save lots of space =D
 

ReanimationLP

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Custom order your MBP with a 160GB or 200GB.

The 160 only sets you back an extra 75, and the 200GB costs 175.

I'd only get the 160, I mean, anymore money than that you're better off pulling out the 120GB and buying the bigger drive yourself, then selling off the 120GB.