Cleaning up drive a bit

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Andrew07, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Andrew07 macrumors 6502

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    how do i get rid of printer drivers and language files I dont need? thanks!
     
  2. Kamikaze macrumors member

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    Monolingual: Freeware
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/13031
    It allows for language, printers, and intel vs non intel architecure clean up.
    I ran it on my G4 1.5 PB w/ 7200rpm drive and it took 40 minutes to clean everything up. It saved 2.5 gb of space.
    Good luck
     
  3. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    wow thanks for the tip Kamikaze. I'm glad i stumbled apon this thread as well. I have heard of a striper that gets rid of all the code for the oposite platforms applications however it was free and I didnt realy feel like spending money on it. Cant remember the name anymore however. I'll definitely be giving this one a try when I install leopard :)
     
  4. mrweirdo macrumors 6502

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    hrm just noticed it was for tiger so mayby I wont try it just yet ;) hopefully they will update it soon too :D
     
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Here are my standard tips for cleaning up hard drive space:

    - use OmniDiskSweeper (not free) or my personal favorite WhatSize (free) to determine what all is taking up room on your HDD and where it is
    - I also recommend Disk Inventory X to view HDD usage - it graphically shows you what is taking up space with a decent presentation and UI
    - remove GarageBand and iDVD if you do not need them - that should free up around 6 GB right there
    - check out /Library/Printers/ - 2 GB of printer drivers that you may or may not need
    - use Monolingual to remove the unnecessary language resources from your Mac*. Another option is to use Delocalizer
    - lastly, you could always use AppZapper (not free) to ensure that when you uninstall any programs that all those pesky sub-folders, etc. are deleted

    That should just about do it. :cool:

    * a note about Monolingual. If you are not careful this can seriously screw up your Mac if it is Intel-based. Basically, leave the Architectures settings alone. If you delete G3, G4, G5 then anything which is PPC-based which will try to run under Rosetta, won't. Otherwise, Monolingual is great. ;)
     

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