I need help cleaning up my hard drive...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by c.canta321, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. c.canta321 macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2009
    I wanted to clean up my hard drive since i was using about 40 gigs of the 80gb. I backed up my music, pictures, movies and documents to my external hard drive and deleted everything I could, but I'm still left with 27 gb of stuff that I have no idea if I need.

    I have 9.7 gb in Library
    3.5 gb in Applications
    1.96 gb in Systems
    10.39 gb in User

    Does any of that seem high for having no pictures, music or movies on it? Is there anything I can get rid of that won't mess up my computer?
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    If you backed it up, then just reinstall the OS to get it back to normal.

    Users seems high though, if you cannot do the reinstall.
  3. c.canta321 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2009
    How do I reinstall? Do I need an installation CD?
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    Yes, those should have come with your system.
  5. surflordca macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    After you deleted your files did you empty the trash :confused:
  6. donuttakedonuts macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2009
    Yes, delete everything in library and system. :p

    But seriously please don't. It WILL kill your install.

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