Swap files?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by otis123, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. otis123 macrumors 6502a

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    i used disk inventory X and it showed i have about 768mb of swap files, what are these? are they safe to delete? and help would be nice
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    No. Don't touch the swap file. That is used by the system to temporarily move data from the RAM when it needs more space.
     
  4. otis123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i have a gig and 1/2 how much does it need??
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's best to leave 6-10 GB free for swap space on the hard drive.
     

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