Large useless files?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Schumach5, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. Schumach5 macrumors member

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    Hello, I'm new to the Mac world! I just got my first Mac a few weeks ago, a new Alu 20" 2GHz iMac with the beefed up HD. I was wondering, are there any large, and mostly useless, files that come pre installed that can be easily deleted to save space? Such as worthless fonts and so forth. I'm about to start formatting my HD to add Windows and I'd like to be as efficient as possible with the space I have. By the way, what would be the most common amount of space given to the Windows partition among those of you who have done so? Just wondering, I'm thinking 30GB?
    Anyway, thanks in advance to any replies!
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Extra languages can be removed fairly safely - google monolingual.
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    I recommend putting your Leopard disk, doing an Erase&Install and not installing the languages, drivers etc. you don't want (GarageBand for example has GBs of loops). You can then 'slim' the PPC binaries and other languages from your apps using XSlimmer :)

    If you choose Monolingual, be careful, as people have messed up their systems with it...
     

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