How big is your ~/Library ?

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  1. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

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    After using my Mac for a year now, I have come to notice the ~/Library directory is 5GB. How normal is this honestly ? I have a large number of applications installed, so I am guessing thats where it all comes from.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Mine's only 763 MB. How big is your /Library? Mine's just under 6GB...2GB Application Support, 1.65GB Printers, 1GB Audio (Garageband Loops).
     
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    I have over 30 GB of Garageband stuff in this Library location.
     
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    1.97GB.

    I recently removed quite a few large video files and transfered over 15GB of music to my external drive, so now my library is around the typical size.
     
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    Hmm seems people are posting two different libraries here. The one with Garageband loops is /Library the one which was asked for (~/Library) is the one in your home directory (/Users/username/Library).

    Anyway for completeness sake /Library is 27.73GBs and ~/Library is 151MBs.
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    The base installation for Garageband loops puts them in /Library, but you can there is also a directory in ~/Library where you can put additional loops.
     
  9. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    My ~/Library is 1.04 GB, since September. My /Library is 11.31 GB.
     
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    ~/Library is 1.46GB. (Cache, Omnigraffle stuff, Mail)
    /Library is 8.8 GB Mostly garageband, idvd, apple loops stuff.
     
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