Just found some files that take up a lot of space - do I need them?

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  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a

    jbrown

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    In Hard drive>Library>Updates are all the .pkg files from updates.

    Once the updates are done - do I need these files?

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Generally speaking, if you're not sure what something is used for, don't delete it. This is especially true in the /Library folder.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    No. If the updates have been installed, those files can be deleted, though as far as I know, they automatically get deleted anyway.
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

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    Normally, those are deleted once an update has been installed successfully. Are you sure those are updates that have already been installed? If so, go ahead and delete them, and then I would repair permissions in case the permissions have been messed up on the Updates folder.

    jW
     
  5. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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  6. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Yes it does, if you look in the right Library folder. Your user library does not, but the root library does (found at /Library, instead of /Users/[yourusername]/Library). That's unless you're on an older version of OS X, perhaps, where they might have been stored differently.

    jW
     

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