remove apple preinstalled apps, getting them back

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TekGuy, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. TekGuy macrumors member

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    Hey

    Does anyone know if i remove any of the apple preinstalled apps like Keynote, Garageband etc will i be able to reinstall at a later date if i wanted to? I don't have any use for them at the moment so taking up unnecessary disk space, they show in app store under purchases so should imagine it would not be a problem to install from app store if i ever wanted to but want to just double check.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    If they're on your purchase tab, you'll just need to re-download them.

    Of course, I'll make the ubiquitous comment of backing up your system to ensure you don't lose your data - in this case your apps.
     
  3. TekGuy, Jan 26, 2015
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    TekGuy thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah they are there in purchase tab but just wanted to double check, regarding backup time machine backs up wirelessly to my SSD plugged in to my router :)

    Been backing up since 08th December 2014 lol... I just love time machine :D

    Thank you.
     
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

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    You might get yourself an inexpensive spinning disk rather than an SSD for backup. The Apple routers are slow enough that there is no performance gain to be had using SSD on them.
     
  5. TekGuy thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi i own an Asus RT-AC68U router not an apple router. Also i would have used an HDD but i bought the SSD about 7 months ago for my windows laptop which it was used in but i no longer have a windows laptop so it was left doing nothing, i could sell it and get a WD NAS, Synology NAS or something that be more suitable for me as could be used for both time machine and media, plus will save space on rMPR then too, i may sell my samsung ssd and what i get for the ssd could go towards a NAS :)
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Garageband: 185Mb
    Keynote: 200Mb
    Calendar: 47Mb
    Contacts: 29Mb
    DVD Player: 29Mb
    Image Capture: 4MB
    Pages: 220Mb
    etc, etc.

    As you can see, they take up very little disc space. If you are that short on space, then you need to clear out a lot more than just a few small applications.
     
  7. chrfr macrumors 603

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    "Very little" is a matter of perspective. If you're tight on space (such as with the 64 and 128GB laptops) and will never use these apps, there's no good reason to keep them around.
     
  8. TekGuy thread starter macrumors member

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    err garage band in applications was nearly 2GB and i not even ever opened it, keynote was few hundred MB if i remember rite.

    I'm not low on disk space got plenty 400GB free just don't like having stuff on my system that i don't use. Also as my sig shows i got a rMBP (mid 2014). :)

    Cheers.
     
  9. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Definitely only 185Mb on my Mac.
     
  10. chrfr macrumors 603

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    1.42GB for version 10.0.3, plus a bunch more for related files that get downloaded separately and aren't in the Applications folder. Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are another 1.71GB.
     

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