Private/var folder with 120GB in it!

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  1. co88y macrumors newbie

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    after recently noticing a huge loss in GB on my hard drive i purchased whatsize to see where the memory had gone.

    After a scan it picked up a 'Private' folder containing another folder called 'var'.

    After searching this folder there is a 'com.apple.iMovie7' folder.

    In that is a 'cache.db' file at a huge 120gb!!! can i delete this safely???

    Any help would be greatlyl appreciated
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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  3. co88y thread starter macrumors newbie

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    pheeew

    Thankyou, just needed an outsider view if i could delete safely

    I have deleted it and have now got my 120gb back too!!!

    Thankyou
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well if you were editing movies in iMovie and still working on it, I wouldn't have deleted it.
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  6. co88y thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did have projects i was working on, and they seem to have not been affected.

    Does iMovie usually create large files like 120gb whilst working on a project???

    I havent re booted since deleting it!!

    Would you recommend a reboot?
     
  7. applefan69 macrumors 6502a

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    sure, a reboot can NEVER hurt

    I'd say that a 120Gb cache file is unusual, but maybe if u were working wiht LARGE high definition videos and lots of them, then maybe its feesable.
     

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