archive and install issues

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by laidbackliam, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. laidbackliam macrumors 6502

    Feb 1, 2006
    my laptop was being really slow the other day. i had nothing to do, so i decided to go ahead and reinstall osX. backed all my music and photo's up, then saw that i could just do an archive and install, and have a previous system folder.

    i have no previous system folder, and the icons in system preferences for shapeshifter, itheater and flip4mac are no longer there. before the archive and install i had 53 gigs available, now i have 47.8. any ideas on how to get that memory back?
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Where have you looked? Based on the fact your available disk space was reduced, I would think you do indeed have a Previous System folder. I do believe this is put on the root of the drive, so perhaps you could take a screenshot of your hard drive in Finder or execute the following command in Terminal and post back with the results.

    ls -la /

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