Erasing apps and drivers without clean install


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Apr 6, 2006
Nassau, Bahamas
Hey all.

So my MacBook arrives on Monday (I missed the FedEx truck on Friday) and I know that there are a lot of programs and printer drivers included in OSX that I'll never ever use. So I'd like to free up some space for things I do use. I know that if I did a clean install of OSX I could pick and choose, but is there a way of erasing all these drivers and programs without having to do a clean install? Thanks.

Jaffa Cake

macrumors Core
Aug 1, 2004
The City of Culture, Englandshire
To delete the apps and drivers you don't want or need, just drag them to the Trash and delete them. Easy as that and twice as simple. This will leave the odd small file on your Mac (Preference files and the like) but these won't cause any problems just being there and only take up a few kilobytes of space. If you really want to remove them though, look at an app like AppZapper.