Prepare Mac to give to girlfriend

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ramen5677, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. ramen5677 macrumors newbie

    Oct 29, 2016

    I want to give my old MacBook to my gf, and while at it, I want to put in an SSD, too.
    I want to keep some applications, but otherwise I want it to be like a clean-install. So I prepared a new user, cleaned up my old one, and now, ready to delete that one, I want to copy Macintosh HD to the new SSD.
    What are some files I can delete apart from my old user files? Is there away to reset library files, crash files etc. but keep the applications?
    Thanks alot in advantage!
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Most all of the cruft you could get rid of was in that old user account. I guess you could track down every log file, but they use very little space and the OS purges them over time anyway.

    I would just give it to her as is after you delete your account.
  3. satcomer, Jan 12, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2017

    satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
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