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Deleting unwanted files

EliCsuf

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 15, 2011
32
1
OC, CA
Hello,
I just got my first new BTO MacBook Air. I want to take advantage of the 256GB. I've managed to get some GB's back by running Monolingual. In the "storage" info. it says I have 1.23GB of audio. I have not uploaded any audio content to iTunes. I think it may be all those jingles in iLife. I do not use Garageband or will be using my MBA to make any type of audio content. Did you delete all the .caf files (audio)? Any issues? Thanks.
 

jav6454

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You can delete them, but you won't get them back until you reinstall iLife if you ever need them in the future.

Also 256GB is quite a lot of space. Unless you have several movies in 1080p, you won't ever fill it up quickly.
 
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MR.BUTTON

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you can show all hidden files in finder by entering these codes in terminal:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
//press enter then
killall Finder
//notice:caps "F"

you'd better keep some extra space at least 40%
cuz flash storage gradually slows down as u fill them up

edit:when you display all hidden files, there will be a file named "ds.store" on the desktop. to undo the action, just change the boolean type "TRUE" to "FALSE"
 
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EliCsuf

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 15, 2011
32
1
OC, CA
You can delete them, but you won't get them back until you reinstall iLife if you ever need them in the future.

Also 256GB is quite a lot of space. Unless you have several movies in 1080p, you won't ever fill it up quickly.

Thanks.

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you can show all hidden files in finder by entering these codes in terminal:

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles TRUE
//press enter then
killall Finder
//notice:caps "F"

you'd better keep some extra space at least 40%
cuz flash storage gradually slows down as u fill them up

edit:when you display all hidden files, there will be a file named "ds.store" on the desktop. to undo the action, just change the boolean type "TRUE" to "FALSE"

Awesome. Will give that a try.
 
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EliCsuf

macrumors member
Original poster
Jun 15, 2011
32
1
OC, CA
I was able to recover four precious GBs. Thanks to all. Don't want to tamper with it anymore.
 
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