How much space can I free up by deleting IWORK Trial and MSOFFICE Trial?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shuweiyu16, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. shuweiyu16 macrumors member

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    I just received by black macbook...160gb...but only 30gb is taken up by OSX along with other misc programs...and I am wondering how much space I can free up by deleting MSoffice trial along with Iwork trial?
    Any other programs I can delete to free up for space?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Umm, click once on a folder and hit Command-I (Get Info) that will tell you how much space that folder occupies.

    Another thing you can do is to download DeLocalizer from www.versiontracker.com and delete foreign language resources - that'll save about 1 Gb. If you don't plan on using GarageBand, you can delete it and it's Library of loops from the Library: Application Support folder to save another 2 - 3 Gb

    IIRC, the MS Office Trial has an uninstaller application, correct? Probably best to use that. With most other Mac programs it is sufficient to delete the application folder, and then have a peek in Library for any extra resources.
     
  3. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    I think you can get quite a bit of space from uninstalling them.

    Also try and uninstall any languages you don't need using....I forgot the program. :confused: But it works.

    Also Garage Band and iPhoto are probably the biggest HD hogs on your Mac. I haven't deleted them because I upgrade my HD, but was really considering it.
     
  4. coledog macrumors 6502a

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    Monolingual is a great program for removing excess languages and keyboard types.

    AppZapper is the best for uninstalling programs.
     
  5. iHerzeleid macrumors 6502a

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    Also deleting printer drivers that you dont use will clear up hard drive space.
     
  6. nutts macrumors member

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    Whenever I get a new Mac I always boot it up the first time with the install CD/DVD in, holding the C key down. I do an 'erase and install' install without the additional OS languages, without garageband and the trials, and without any printer drivers I don't need. That takes it down to about a 6gb install.

    It takes about 20-25 minutes to do this, but then I know I have a minimal system to start off with. I mean 30gb taken up is insane!

    Does nobody else do this?
    I recommend everybody I know that buys a Mac do this.
     

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