iLife and iWork (Mac app store), ok to delete old files?

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  1. adnbek macrumors 65816

    adnbek

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    #1
    Hey all,

    Both disc-based iLife and iWork suites installs adds folders under /Library/Application Support as well as ~/Library/Application Support and was wondering if these files are still needed if I upgraded already to the Mac App Store versions. Overall, they take about a 2.5gb of space.

    My understanding is that Mac App Store apps are self-incapsulated and should contain all the resources within the bundle but want to be sure before I go ahead and start deleting stuff that could bork these apps.
     
  2. Bruno09, Oct 26, 2013
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    Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Sorry had to modify my post as I made a confusion between Library/Application support and Library/Frameworks…

    After a clean install of 10.9 to an external hard drive, I did not install iPhoto nor iMovie on it (I do not have a iLife09 DVD).

    I just copied iPhoto.app 9.4.3 and iMovie.app 9.0.9 to the /Applications folder, then went to the App Store and got the updates for free.

    The updated applications (iPhoto 9.5 and iMovie 10.0) are fully functional.

    I don't have any of these iLife files in /Library/Frameworks on Mavericks :


    Mountain Lion / Library / Frameworks :

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    Mavericks / Library / Frameworks, there are no iLife folders :

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    Mountain Lion / Library / Applications Support :

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    Mavericks / Library / Applications Support (no iLifeSlideshow, no iPhoto folder, despite iPhoto 9.5 being installed) :

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    Conclusion : I think your understanding is correct.
     
  3. adnbek, Oct 26, 2013
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    adnbek thread starter macrumors 65816

    adnbek

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    Thanks for that. Deleted all that extra stuff not needed anymore.

    Interesting thing to note it that the iLifemediabrowser folder is there. Don't know if part of default OS install or iLife. When I deleted it, I could no longer browse media in iWork, so I had to restore it from backup to get that functionality back.

    EDIT: After some research, iLifeMediaBrowser is part of the OS itself and should not be deleted or else iLife files can't be seen by other applications.
     
  4. nigelly macrumors regular

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    are the current keynote/pages still part of iWork? I'm wondering if I can delete all this ilife junk on my computer. Im running El Capitan and all my Apple made apps are current
     
  5. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    They still use frameworks in the OS, and save preferences in your user folder, etc., just like apps from discs - There is no difference.
     
  6. adnbek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks.... Figured that out already 2 years ago. :p
     

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