What's in My HDD?!?!

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  1. MAC512 macrumors newbie

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    ok, I have a iBook G3 with a 100 G HD. After putting tiger and all the updates i had 94g's left. Well ive had it for about 2 weeks now and over that time i have put some of my cd's on itunes, but now only have 80G's!!!:mad: Theres no way i have put 14G's worth of stuff on my HDD. Ive only added firefox, office limeiwre and yahoo messenger... im new to mac so is there a way i can see whats on my hdd? Or a way to clean it up? Thanks for any help or tips!!
     
  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    A blank formatted 100GB drive has ~93GB of free space ("100GB" in manufacturer talk = 100x1000x1000x1000 bytes, but computers show GB as 1024x1024X1024 bytes).

    100 x (1000 x 1000 x 1000) / (1024 x 1024 x 1024) = 93.1.

    Your disk usage sounds about right. The OS is gonna use up maybe 6GB or so, depending.
     
  3. ayeying macrumors 601

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    a 100GB hard drive only has 93.1GB usable space. 120GB has 111GB usable space. 80GB has 74.5GB usable space. etc.

    15GB = 13.2GB
    20GB = 18.9GB(?)
    30GB = 28.9(?)
    40GB = 37.2GB(?)
    60GB = 55.8GB
    80GB = 74.5GB
    100GB = 93.1GB
    120GB = 111GB
    160GB = 149.1(+/-)GB
    200GB = 186.4(+/-)GB
    250GB = 232.2GB
    500GB = 465GB
    1TB = 945GB(?) GB

    Off the top of my head. (?) means I'm guessing. (+/-) near there, not exact... well, none are exact numbers, just close to it. +/- 0.5-1GB most part.
     
  4. MAC512 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That Makes since!! Thanks for the fast reply.
     
  5. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    did you install tiger off a disk? you shoulda went into the options and deselected all the languages and printer drivers that you will never use. doing those 2 tasks will net you about 1.5GBs
     
  6. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    is there a way to uninstall those options after it has already been installed?? or do i need to reinstall again?

    can i just drag the printer folder out of the system folder and trash it? and if it can be done afterwards, how do i get rid of the languages?

    thanks!
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    There are 3rd party apps to remove the extra drivers and languages, but they're a bit use-at-your-own-risk. Most people have no issues, some have many.

    You can always do an "Archive and Install" which won't remove any of your apps, be sure to deselect the languages and drivers, and then delete the "Previous System" folder when you reboot. That's a pretty painless way to go about it on a system that doesn't have a ton of 3rd party apps installed.

    Do not delete the Printer folder.
     
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