OSX bloat

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by KensMac, Apr 18, 2015.

  1. KensMac macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2015
    Hi fellow iMac uses. I'm a virgin first time apple forum user.
    Have an iMac 14.2 mod. running latest OS updates.
    Noticed that my start up HD has bloated to less than 60GB. (250GB drive)
    I went searching and found 105GB in the:-
    Library/Server/Software update/data/Content folder.
    Can I delete all these update files with no problems?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
  3. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    If I'm not mistaken then you shouldn't even have a Server folder in the first place unless you're running OS X Server. Those files sound like they're part of the Software Update Server component, and may be maintainable through Server Manager.

    Note that I haven't used Server for a few years so I may be misremembering!
  4. KensMac thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2015

    Yes have Server installed for future use i'll look alone your suggested lines thank it didnt click in my mind.
  5. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    You have the Software Update service running and it's downloading all updates from Apple. If you aren't actually using services, there is no good reason to leave them running "for future use." You'll fill up several hundred GB if you leave all updates in the Software Update service enabled automatically. I would turn off all the services and if you are not using any of them, delete /Library/Server entirely.
    You can also delete the updates individually inside the Server app. Don't just delete the folder of updates in Finder.

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