Thinnning down a hard drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hereagain, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. hereagain macrumors newbie

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    Hello. I'm pretty new to mac, I just installed 10.3.9 on a lombard with a 4gb hdd. I did the easy install and there is about 1.5 gb space left. Is there anything I can delete from the system files to free up some space? Extra languages maybe? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Try DeLocalizer (it's freeware). Should shave off some used space due to the massive amounts of localization files Mac OS X installs.
     
  3. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    I would definitely remove unnecessary languages and printer drivers. Though sometimes the System is a bit buggy after this. If you have not done too much yet I would say to reinstall and do a custom install.

    If you feel really brave and are willing to risk it you could start going through your /System/Library/Extensions and start removing unnecessary extensions. Back up the extensions first and be prepared to use Terminal and Safe Mode to fix up something that you will likely bork:eek:. You would need to do this after updating to 10.3.9 as the extensions removed would just be replaced with updated ones.
     
  4. hereagain thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice, I'll try delocalizer. How do I remove the languages? Just delete the folders? Not really sure which ones or where exactly to find them.
     
  5. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    DeLocalizer will do that for you.
     
  6. hereagain thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks everyone for your help. And thanks to Mike Bombich for delocalizer. I cleared 781mb. Might not sound like a lot but when you've only got 1.6gb free it is.
     

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