Delete Garageband instruments and lessons?

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  1. Cavara34 macrumors member

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    So my HD management pane indicates that the aforementioned are using almost 3 gb but I've deleted the application as well as the associated folder in Application Support within Library. A search in the Finder field doesn't return anything for 'Garageband' at all. How can I find and delete these files? Thanks.
     
  2. fisherking macrumors 603

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    HD>Library>Audio... the "apple loops" folder (see what else is there, i did this a long time ago)...
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Also, in the /Library folder, open Application Support folder, then drag the Garageband folder to the trash.
    Empty the trash. Most of that space will be recovered then.
     
  4. Cavara34 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey, thanks, but there's no existing Garageband folder and nothing of relevance in the Audio folder, yet 2.76 gigs are still reported as in use for the app in the management pane. Unless the report is false, but I don't see why it would be.
     
  5. fisherking macrumors 603

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    you looked in the HARD DRIVE>Library>Audio folder? or the user library?
     
  6. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Yep - you have to look in the correct Library folder. There's at least 3 on any Mac system.
    One in your user folder - the home folder.
    One in the System folder,
    and a Library (the one that you want) at the root of your hard drive
    btw, the largest files that you are looking for might not be in the Audio folder, but will be in the Applications Support folder, where you should see a GarageBand folder.
    Open the /Library folder, then select Show View Options from the View menu, and turn on "Calculate All Sizes", then click on the header to sort by file size.
    You will quickly see where a lot of space is used, and the garageband files, such as the Instrument Library, and Apple Loops should quickly move to the top, so you can move them off. You may even find (if you have ever used Garageband) that there will be Logic folders with some of the files that Garageband might use.
    If you don't use ANY audio apps, and don't expect to do that, then you can put most of those large Logic, or Garageband folders into the trash.
    You can always just reinstall Garageband, in the event that you need those files in the future.
    Don't forget to empty the trash, too :D
     
  7. Cavara34 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, I was indeed looking in the wrong place. I appreciate the help!
     
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    I'm assuming no, but does this have any negative effect on Garageband functioning? If I could trash the stuff but still use Garageband that would be cool.
     
  10. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    I think if the loops and instruments are missing, then launching Garageband menu will give you the opportunity to re-download those, plus the other optional downloads (which can total to 12 or 14 GB, if I recall accurately. I think some are required for Garageband to do much of anything, but there's a lot of instruments and loops that are totally optional. It just depends on your needs.
     
  11. ujvalshah1, Jan 24, 2018
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    ujvalshah1 macrumors newbie

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    Please i have the same problem please can any one help I am new to Mac and the version my Mac is running is Mac OS Sierra so can someone help me to locate library folder
     
  12. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Go to the "Go" menu in the Finder, and click on Computer.
    You will see folders, such as Remote Disk, and Network. There will also be one for your hard drive. The default name would be Macintosh HD. Double-click on that folder, and you will see Library as one of the choices.
    That's the Library, and the GarageBand instruments, and others, will be in that Library folder.
    Look in the Application Support folder, where you will find a "GarageBand" folder. You can drag THAT folder to the trash. The system will ask for your admin password when you do this. Be sure to also empty the trash, as those files continue to take up space, even when you move them to the trash.
    I would suggest that you don't delete anything else, unless you know what you are doing.
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    I did see your picture in your post. That's not the correct Library folder. The one you want is at the root of the hard drive.
    Look up at the description of the various Library folders in post #6 above.
     
  13. ujvalshah1, Jan 24, 2018
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    ujvalshah1 macrumors newbie

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    I have deleted the apple loops and GarageBand folder also so 1gb got cleared but more 1gb is left which folder should I delete.
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  14. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    That screen shot that you posted shows that you have about 80GB of space available, out of about 120GB total - so, you are only using about 40GB now.
    I know that 120 GB is not too much storage today, but do you think you need more space?
    What is your goal? Keep in mind that screen shot does NOT show you where files are located. It only lists various categories, and shows you how much space is used by each category. You would browse to folders in the finder, which is simpler than through that storage management window.
     
  15. aiviso macrumors newbie

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    GarageBand was used 34GB.... So i deleted from library Apple loops, and than i long time searched for Garageband folder and deleted too, but Apple loops and Garageband folder gives me only 7gigs free from 34gigs... So i found Logic Folder in library and deleted too, and this gives me 22gigs free, so deleted all these folder i get 29gigs free :)
     
  16. arc12 macrumors newbie

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    I will be using the space for development. I am a full stack developer as well as a mobile developer. It is somehow hard to manage this less space. Can you give me some suggestions how to handle this?
     
  17. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    If you have limited internal storage, such as a 128 GB flash storage, then the first suggestion should be to store your projects on an external drive.
     
  18. arc12 macrumors newbie

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    Thank you... That is a very good suggestion. I have bought an Extension Card of 64 GB for storage of Music and Tutorials which may be helpful for development. Most of the tutorials I watch online. Moving the project will help a lot. The main space that is taken is by libraries which are either Android, Rails, JS frameworks/ libraries, etc. Thank you for taking your time to respond.
     

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