Cleanin Out The Hard Drive

topspin98

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Dec 30, 2004
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Hey,


what is the best program to clean your mac?

I have Spring Cleaning and itshorrible because it always unexpectically quits, which pisses me off!!


My hard drive is very confusing, It has been taking up Giga-bites of space that hasnt been used!

I only have 1.68 GB of Music and 3210 pics
Microsoft Office
Quicken
Photstudio
iWork
Limewire
Mac OSX with iLife 05

I have 80gb HD and only 56.25 Gb left. That doesnt sound right to me.



Help!!!


Jake
 

Duff-Man

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Dec 26, 2002
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Duff-Man says.....Get yourself a copy of Omni Disk Sweeper - it will tell you what is using how much space and where....it will run in "limited" mode for free, which should give you the info you want.

I would say though, that your space does not seem too unreasonable to me...remember that an 80GB drive once formated is more like 76GB or so....iLife takes a lot of space, mostly because of the Garageband files - that's a few GB right there....also your computer will create hidden "swap" files (virtual memory) that will use some of your space as well.....oh yeah!
 
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devilot

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May 1, 2005
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Duff-Man said:
I would say though, that your space does not seem too unreasonable to me...remember that an 80GB drive once formated is more like 76GB or so....iLife takes a lot of space, mostly because of the Garageband files - that's a few GB right there....also your computer will create hidden "swap" files (virtual memory) that will use some of your space as well.....oh yeah!
Hey Duff-Man, I don't plan on using Garageband on my PB (or really at all, I suppose). Other than trashing the app, what are the other associated files/ items I should trash?
 
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Duff-Man

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devilot76 said:
Hey Duff-Man, I don't plan on using Garageband on my PB (or really at all, I suppose). Other than trashing the app, what are the other associated files/ items I should trash?
Duff-Man says...Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Garageband/ is where all the audio files for garageband are stored.....that is what you'd want to trash to free up a bunch of space.....oh yeah!
 
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devilot

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May 1, 2005
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Duff-Man said:
Duff-Man says...Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Garageband/ is where all the audio files for garageband are stored.....that is what you'd want to trash to free up a bunch of space.....oh yeah!
Duff Man, you da man! Seriously though, thanks!


::edit:: I just saved almost a full 2 GB of HD space!!! Thanks again!!! :D
 
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