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Appletise

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l open my podcast software and go to 'Downloaded', then select the podcast, right click, and choose 'Remove'. l chose 'Remove Download' but it doesnt seem to free up space. Before deleting from podcast software on mbpr, l drag it to my external HD if want to view later. Is tis the way to free up space on mbpr?
 

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NoBoMac

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One of the many ways to remove a download. Can also do it from the Show view, Episodes.

Now, with the example given, might not see any big change in disk space. Depending on bit-rate, length of the podcast, as your are looking at a file of about 15MB in size, maybe smaller. And depending on what else is going on while you are doing this, might be eating up space by adding back.

I took a look at a 30min podcast I downloaded this morning, and it is just shy of 30MB in size; a 1:15 podcast from today as well is sitting at 81MB.
 

Appletise

macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 19, 2012
206
7
One of the many ways to remove a download. Can also do it from the Show view, Episodes.

Now, with the example given, might not see any big change in disk space. Depending on bit-rate, length of the podcast, as your are looking at a file of about 15MB in size, maybe smaller. And depending on what else is going on while you are doing this, might be eating up space by adding back.

I took a look at a 30min podcast I downloaded this morning, and it is just shy of 30MB in size; a 1:15 podcast from today as well is sitting at 81MB.
thanks, so the way l detailed is a correct way? the easiest way? i think the space from deleting old podcasts was realised when l restarted mac.
why is it when l remove the download it doesn't show up in my Trash?
 
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NoBoMac

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Yes, that is the correct way.

Podcasts do not move to trash. Why? Probably due to there is a database in the background that keeps track of what's what, so an undo/restore/put back type action gets tricky. Besides, can always also re-download a podcast if accidentally deleted.
 
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