Disk Clean up. . .

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Nadasive, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. Nadasive macrumors 6502

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    Im thinking about performing a Disk Clean-up on my MacBook Pro, it says I have about 20 GB free out of 120 and I think thats awkward because I barely have anything on my Macbook Pro

    If I do do a disk clean up in Macintosh HD drive, will it delete the system files??
    Or will it delete the very important files that is required for mac to run properly??

    If you could help that would be awesome considering I barely know anything about macs.. :)
     
  2. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When I'm in Disk Utility, I want to click on 'Empty free Space'... will that delete everything except system files??
     
  3. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    No that doesn't delete anything at all. It just writes random data over the empty space on the disk. Its used if you want to ensure that any old deleted files cannot be recovered.

    It won't free up any new space.
     
  4. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Oh. . . . Is there a way that I can do a Disk Clean-up then??
     
  5. tyr2 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think there is a 'disk clean up' thing like you have in Windows. However I can recommend Disk Inventory X if you are trying to figure out where your space went. It's a really good visualizer for disk space usage.
     
  6. Nadasive thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ill take a look at that, thanks...:)
     
  7. zblaxberg Guest

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    there is no disk cleanup on a mac. you can try using delocalizer to remove extra languages you don't need. Saved me like 3 gigs
     
  8. hookem12387 macrumors 6502

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    When I googled for localizer it says it hasn't been updated since 10.2?
     

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