Cant get rid of 14 gigs of invisible Garage Band stuff

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  1. cutlercollin99 macrumors newbie

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    Hello. This is my first thread start on this. I hope I'm not the only one that has this problem.

    I have a MacBook Air mid 2014 with only 120 gigs. There isnt much space to begin with. I had garage band early on and wanted to use it. Never did. Made a song or two. I deleted the app but I guess something never gotten deleted. Because when I go to system information, I see that I have a whopping 14 gigs of "Music Creation" I have scoured all over my computer. Made sure that there is nothing in the library. But I still Find it. Any help?

    Also, is there a way for me to see how the 37 gigs of system storage is being used?

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  2. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    The Instrument Library is in the /Library/Application Support/GarageBand folder, generally about 12-13GB, with other folders in that GB folder about 1-2GB. Mine occupies 12.5GB on my SSD.

    Depending on your setup, you may also have a fair amount of items related to Logic, in /Library/Application Support/Logic. I have FCPX/Motion on my Mac, but not Logic - many of the items in the Logic folder enhance GB. My Logic folder weighs in at 39GB.

    Then there's the Audio folder, also in the /Library folder. The Apple Loops may be stuffed with plenty of Loops. Mine weighs in at 6.6GB.
     
  3. cutlercollin99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've looked in my Library folder and coolant find any of those folders. I'm fairly sure I deleted it a while ago as search for those mysterious GB. Could the files be gone, but the system still thinks that the files are still there? I might resort to contacting Apple, but that would be a hassle.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Did you look in the root /Library or your home folder ~/Lbrary?
     
  5. apppen1 macrumors regular

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  6. cutlercollin99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I’m pretty sure it was my user library. Would I find the garageband folder in the root library?
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Yes, so that all users would have access
     
  8. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    Chiming in late, agreed with maflynn. FWIW, I would have used the Tilde in front of the file path to indicate your own user library. Cheers.
     
  9. cutlercollin99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright guys, through terminal I was able to locate the audio folder in the ~/Library. The only Apple Loops folder only had 2GB of data. I have that out of the way. Now I'm only down to 11GB in the garage band section.
     
  10. fisherking macrumors 603

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    try: hard drive>library>application support>garageband
     
  11. cutlercollin99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes. I’ve deleted garageband in the hard drive. And the user too
     
  12. fisherking macrumors 603

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    you deleted the garageband folder IN the main library/application support folder? also check the users>shared folder, and check your home music folder (for any garageband projects).

    TRY THIS: HD>Library>Audio>Apple loops.
     
  13. cutlercollin99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have deleted everything that I can think of. Yes, in the main library/application support and in the user shared folder as well. Should I post some more pictures to show what I have?
     
  14. fisherking macrumors 603

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    ok, and you checked the hard drive's main library's audio folder? for apple loops? you should also, to be safe, check the audio folder in your HOME library as well...
     
  15. cutlercollin99 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes. I deleted those pesky apple loops earlier today. That was about 2 GB of stuff
     

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