Deleting unwanted files

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by EliCsuf, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. EliCsuf macrumors member

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    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.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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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.
     
  3. MR.BUTTON macrumors member

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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"
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Freeing up space in Mac OS X
     
  5. EliCsuf thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks.

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    Awesome. Will give that a try.
     
  6. EliCsuf thread starter macrumors member

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  7. EliCsuf thread starter macrumors member

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    I was able to recover four precious GBs. Thanks to all. Don't want to tamper with it anymore.
     

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