Formatting Leopard

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macman4789, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. macman4789 macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2007
    Hi guys,

    I've got a new mac and a lot of the stuff on it pre loaded I dont want, is there a way of 'quick' formatting the drive or will I have to do a full format?

    Do full formats eventually ruin hard drives?

  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Disk Utility is for partitioning/formatting. You can launch it from the OS X installer disc.
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    There's no way to do a "low-level" format on modern drives, if that's what you mean.

    If you want to, you can just trash the apps you don't need, though there are some folders of audio loops and samples which take up a few GB. That's much quicker than a clean install.

    Otherwise, you can just to an erase and install from the Mac's restore DVD, and just leave off the apps you don't want.
  4. macman4789 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2007

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