Great Spaces to Save Space?

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  1. swwack91 macrumors 6502a

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    Making an effort to save as much space as possible on my Mac, does anyone have any suggestions for good places to look for wasted space?

    I recently found that you can delete installer packages from old iPod Software Updates.

    I also use programs like XSlimmer and Monolingual to trim down applications.

    Anyone else have any suggestions?
     
  2. swwack91 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    for example...

    there's a folder that's over 1GB in my

    /Library/Printers folder. It's for EPSON and I don't even own an EPSON printer.

    Can that be deleted safely?
     
  3. swwack91 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah, monolingual is a great program.

    anyone know about those printer folders? can they be deleted? why have all those drivers if i only use one printer!?

    wouldn't the new printer just come with its own drivers so you can install them then?
     
  4. slicedbread macrumors regular

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    http://www.xslimmer.com/

    this program removes the powerpc code from apps, saving you space. not tried it myself but I hear it works fairly well.
     
  5. brand macrumors 601

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    Opps, I didn't see that you already referenced Monolingual.
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    delete all the folders that arent your printer make. say if you get an EPSON printer down the road you can always reinstall them.
     
  7. TravisReynolds macrumors regular

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    Also go through your Photo's and itunes and delete the ones that you don't need. Depending how big it is you can get a good chunk of space back
     

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