Deleting Previous Systems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hughvane, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. hughvane macrumors 6502

    hughvane

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    #1
    Noting that this topic has been covered, and the helpful answers therewith, I'd like to repost the question with a variation.

    My eMac has TWO Previous System folders, one dated December 2005, the other August 2008. The latter date is when Tiger was reinstalled after a repair with Disk Warrior. Examination of the contents of both folders shows a collection of older Apple applications, or duplicates thereof.

    The folders occupy 10.02 Gb, and I could well do with that disk space.
    1. Will deleting both folders affect the current OS, or, asked another way,
    2. Is it safe to delete both folders?
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    #2
    It's absolutely safe to delete those files. The are only there in case something went wrong with reproducing your personal files. If you haven't noticed anything missing, you can delete them.
     
  3. hughvane thread starter macrumors 6502

    hughvane

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    Thank you.
     

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