How remove unwanted languages and printers?

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  1. WannaGoMac macrumors 65816

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    I want to recover some hard drive space on a macbook. Is there a way to remove the unwanted languages and printer drivers from OS X without re-installing from scratch?

    I found this tool
    http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/7758

    that will remove the un-wanted languages. Any ideas for printers?
     
  2. Photography macrumors 65816

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  3. WannaGoMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks so much.

    Will removing extra printer drivers recover much disk space?
     
  4. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I just checked on my Power Mac, and there are 15 folders inside the printer folder, taking up 1.75 GB of space!
     
  5. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Make sure when using Monolingual that you don't delete the Architectures that your Macbook will need to run PowerPC apps under emulation.
     
  6. WannaGoMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I figured I just keep to the languages tab and uncheck the languages I don't need and don't touch the other tabs. That should be safe right?
     
  7. dartzorichalcos macrumors 65816

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    I have a question. Will it still screw up the computer if a person doesn't use PPC only apps on an Intel mac?
    I have a PPC Mac and I used monolingual to remove all the Intel code from Universal Apps, will that damage my computer in any way?
     
  8. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    You should be safe...the earlier versions of Monolingual didn't have them on a separate tab...so good to see they've made it harder to mess up.

    I think you're safe...I haven't heard of that causing problems. Obviously if you start having problems with any particular app, you might want to note that if you create a thread about it on here. BTW, How much space did that save you?
     
  9. WannaGoMac thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks!

    Wish there was an easy way to remove unwanted printers as well! The other stuff is too complicated to be worth it :)
     
  10. dex22 macrumors regular

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    I just used monolingual, then deleted my entire printers folder contents (just the brand-name directories for specific model printers) then reinstalled my epson and HP drivers and tested everything works great.

    Before: 89.03GB free
    After: 93.11GB free

    So, I released 4.08GB just in dead weight.

    I'm not sure, but my MacBook even FEELS lighter ;)
     
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  12. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    no, thats just the air in your head :D
     

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