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Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by parai11, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. parai11 macrumors newbie

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    I just purchased a Macbook and wanted to know something regarding its memory. If I were to download or install a game on the Macbook and put the file in the trash can and emptied it, would that part of the memory that was taken up be fully restored or would it be lost forever?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    One you erase a file from the HD, the space it took will be made available for future files.
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Are you talking about the disk image (.dmg) or what you actually installed?

    I'm still unsure what your definition for "memory" is.
     
  4. Teh Don Ditty macrumors G4

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    Memory (RAM) != HD space.

    If you're talking about deleting an application or any other type of file, once you trash it, it's technically gone. (You can restore the file with various programs, we're excluding Time Machine in this case)

    If you're talking about RAM, OS X automatically re-allocates the newly freed RAM.
     
  5. parai11 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im reffering to the memory metioned at the bottom of opened folders. What I'm trying to get at is that if I have 30 gigs left amd I put something in worth 1 gig then delete it would i go back to 30?
     
  6. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    That's not memory, that's Hard Drive space. And yes, once you delete a file, you get the space back.
     

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