What applications should I delete?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by financeguy, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. financeguy macrumors member

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    I'm trying to free up some disk space on my MBA and wanted to know what applications, which came with my computer, I should delete.

    So far I deleted Garageband, as I have no interest in using it. Based on your experiences, which applications do you almost never use?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Run monolingual to rid yourself of unnecessary language packs. Remove iWeb/iMove etc if you don't think you'll use it.
    Other than that the rest aren't really huge hard drive hogs.
     
  3. financeguy thread starter macrumors member

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    That's a great idea. If I only read and white in english, are there any downsides to doing this? If not, are there instructions anywhere?
     
  4. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    You have to be careful with monolingual because you can accidentally remove some files that will leave your MBA with a useless keyboard.
     
  5. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Based on my experiences, I would delete iTunes, iWeb, iPhoto, iCal, iMovie, GarageBand, and iDVD. Your usage on any of those programs might differ.
     
  6. ungraphic macrumors 6502a

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    Xslimmer is more reliable, as it has a black list of applications not to be modified (some experience problems later on).
     
  7. jointsmoking macrumors regular

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    Just deleting applications will not gain you that much room.

    I would follow the steps in this guide.

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Complete_Steps_to_Perform_a_Clean_OS_X_Reinstall_on_Your_MacBook_Air

    I am also a fan of x-slimmer.

    Hope this helps.
     
  8. yetanotherdave macrumors 68000

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    Deleting garage band may help a little, deleting all the loops that come with garage band will help a lot!
    Also iWeb and iDVD themes can be quite large IIRC
    Look in /Library/Application Support/Garageband - 2.5Gb on my system
    I also upgraded from leopard, thought that snow leopard would remove all unnecessary printer drivers, still, just found a gigs worth in /Library/Printers
     

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