to delete or not to delete

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MLO, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. MLO macrumors member

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    Howdy,

    I am web savvy and all but in no means do I understand the back end of computers. My Macbook Pro hard drives is be taken up by something. I like to keep it at around 74 gigs and now it's up to 79 gigs used. I have not downloaded anything. All my FCP edits are done on an external hard drive.
    I downloaded omni sweep, no idea what to keep or delete. One file under private/var/vm has an item " sleepimage" which is taken up 4 gigs of space.
    What is it and can it be deleted?

    Thanks
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    It's the image used when the computer is put to sleep. You can remove it, but it'll come back automatically so there's no point in removing it.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It can be deleted, but it will come back.

    The sleepimage is what is written when you put your computer to sleep. Sometimes, it doesn't delete.
     
  4. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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  5. MLO thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I use time machine.

    Also, in Application Support I noticed 3 folders
    1) FlexNet publisher
    2)Net Services
    3)MindVision
    no idea what these are?

    Perhaps I should do a simple one-to-one training
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Those are all normal, and none of them should be too large. Don't delete them.
     
  7. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    Wheres your time machine set to back up to?

    Which hard drive? If you have more than one :)
     
  8. MLO thread starter macrumors member

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    I use a TB Lacie for time Machine. For editing video I use a G Force mini 200 gig, which is never hooked up with the Lacie
     

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