Couple of application install/uninstall questions

Discussion in 'macOS' started by LoneWolf121188, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. LoneWolf121188 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Although I've happily switched over from the dark side since June, I'm still somewhat of an OS X n00b, so please excuse me if these questions have been asked before.

    On windows, if you want to know how much space an application takes up on your HDD, you can just right click on the app's folder and hit properties, or go into add/remove programs and the space will pop up right there. I'm a little confused about how to calculate the same number in OS X. For example, iDVD takes up 81.4MB in the application folder. However, the real number is a lot higher, since it has a bunch of templates and stuff in Library > Application Support. 1.69GB worth of templates, to be exact. That's a lot of space on my 160GB MBP HDD. Is there an easy way to find out exactly how much space an app uses in OS X?

    Also, if I delete iDVD by moving its icon in Applications to the trash and emptying it, will it also delete its associated Application Support files?
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    The same issue is true in Windows. Fortunately not many apps keep their supplementary files in separate areas though. An app like WhatSize might help you find out where space is being used up on your drive, if that is an issue. Run it in an administrator account to check all folders.

    Dragging iDVD to the Trash and deleting it will only remove the app, and not the extra themes.
  3. Pendora macrumors newbie

    Sep 21, 2007

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