reinstalling leopard, how much space can I save?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SavageMac, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. SavageMac macrumors member

    Nov 21, 2007
    bored, so will reinstall leopard as I have never done a mac installation before (im a noob)

    When I reinstall and customize what is installed, how much could I trim the OS down? how many gigs could be saved?:D
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    I guess it comes down to what components of Leopard you use. :p
  3. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    If you don't need it, dump X11. Dump the extra fonts, and the printer drivers you don't need. Dump the desktop pictures and User Pictures in the Library you don't need, then all the widgets and whatever app or utility you don't need like Airport Admin if you never use them. Download DeLocalizer from and delete language support unless you speak Urdu or whatever.
    Altogether you can save perhaps 3GB... sometimes more.
  4. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    With the exception of X11 and the print drivers I would not recommend any of that and there's no way you can dump that other stuff during the installation process.
    The biggest chunk of space that's gets eaten up is from the language support which you can uncheck in the "customize" section of the installation process. The printer drivers take up a huge chunk so you can just uncheck what you don't need.

    Don't remove fonts because you may need them and they don't take that much space up. The built in wallpapers are fine to leave alone.
  5. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    Jeez with all that storage that you have in your signature does it really matter? Sounds like a waste of time to me. But I'll humor you and say you can save about 2 gigs. Not a big deal.

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