Reinstall OS X -less space now?!?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jrocks, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. jrocks macrumors member

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    I just did an erase and install of os x on my new 2.2 MBP 160gb. The only thing i've done so far is download the updates. Its saying there is 130.85gb available and 17.88 is already used.......what do i have thats using 17gb of space?? i assumed the os and combined apps took up the first 12 to take it from 160 to 148.!!??!! is this normal? before the reinstall i had about 450 songs and a few other things and the availability was 127. i didnt look at it before importing the songs so i dont know what it was then. anyone? is this right? thanks


    ----------Nevermind. i did some research and found out actual drive capacity is only 93% and osx/ilife probably takes up the rest(ihope
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Also remember that the Archive & Install creates a Previous System Folder on your drive that can be deleted if you like.
     
  3. jrocks thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks, first i did an archive and install but then i decided to do a clean one and get rid of the languages and stuff. everything is perfect now! thanks!
     
  4. dacreativeguy macrumors 68000

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    you can save several GB of space by eliminating printer drivers and languages you won't use during an erase and install.
     

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