Just bought a MBA 2012 base model

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by vjicecool, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. vjicecool macrumors 6502

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    How can i free up some space on the MBA, the unnecessary files?
    Suggest me some links please
     
  2. fdz macrumors newbie

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    I used Xslimmer (not free, sorry) in the past to shrink down on program size. Depending on what software you use, it could free up some space. Even though I guess you meant what stuff you can delete manually.
     
  3. GedBlue macrumors member

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    Monolingual is pretty good. I recently used it and freed up around 0.5GB as it removes all the languages you'l never use - free software too!
     
  4. asting macrumors 6502

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    I got 2.5gb off with just languages with Monolingual.

    Remove garageband too for a quick boost in space.
     
  5. vjicecool thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

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    Don't forget to whack the files in /Library/Application Support/GarageBand too. There's ~1.5GB in loops there.
     
  7. asting macrumors 6502

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    Yep!
    If you backup with an external harddrive (i.e. time machine), you should disable local snapshots via the terminal. I cut 10gb that way.
     
  8. Fontane macrumors regular

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    Man, you guys rock!

    I used monolingual, deleted idvd and garageband and disabled local snapshots (I use crashplan for backups) and saved about 6GB space. Thanks!!
     

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