how to tidy up my hard drive??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by AeroBar, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. AeroBar macrumors 6502a

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    hi,

    I've got a lot of junk on my hard drive. expired demos and games were I no longer have the disc, etc.

    how do I delete everthing associated with these unwanted programs like the files in the library and such?

    thanks.
     
  2. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks but anything that's free :eek:

    I've a lot more than the five free I get with that:)
     
  3. dmbfan41 macrumors regular

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    i personally just reinstall osx from time to time.
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Why??
    It is really not necessary
    It doesn't get clogged and inefficient the way Windows can

    Unless you are experiencing problems, it is probably not needed

    Or, you can run something like Onyx to make sure you maintenance scripts are up to date and your caches are emptied

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  5. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    based on the few you guys have given so far, I was able to find more.

    but each only has a few demos before expire and will of course themselves become a problem to uninstall complete also??
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    For the most part, deleting the App is sufficient and is the standard uninstall for OS X
    Any residual files are miniscule and are not a problem at all
    They take up virtually no HD space and do not affect your system or drain resources

    Some Apps come with their own uninstaller and that is the preferred method

    This is not Windows, and you do not have to be paranoid about stripping your system

    Honestly, it is not an issue

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  7. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    aye, but I like to keep clean and tidy:)
     
  8. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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  9. AeroBar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thank you.

    thanks everyone.
     

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