Remove Classic (OS 9)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by WALoeIII, May 18, 2004.

  1. WALoeIII macrumors newbie

    May 12, 2004
    How can I remove OS 9 and classic support from my system? I never use this as I have never used a pre-OS X mac. I'd like to recover the disk space.
  2. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    You'll only save a few hundred MB by doing this, so don't bother unless you absolutely need the space. I had never used Classic, deleted it, then about a week later I needed it. The world works in mysterious ways :rolleyes:

    Anyway, step by step instructions:

    1. Open up your HD
    2. Open Desktop (Mac OS 9)
    3. Delete everything in there
    4. Go back to the root of your HD
    5. Delete the Desktop (Mac OS 9) alias
    6. Delete System Folder (NOT System!)
    7. Delete Applications (Mac OS 9)
    8. Delete Documents (assuming you haven't accidentally put important files in there)

    This should get rid of it completely.

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