Where are text to speech voices stored?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by timotay89, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. timotay89 macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2011
    I have been playing with all the different voices on lion that you can get for the text to speech stuff. Sadly, I'd like that fairly large chunk of hard drive back now (each voice is about 500MB). Anyone know where the voices are stored or just how to delete them without having to use the finder?
  2. markroder, Jul 21, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2011

    markroder macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2007
    The voices are stored in System > Library > Speech > Voices. You'll see lots, but most of them are tiny files. Of the pre-installed ones, only Alex takes up serious space, at just over 400MB.

    Unfortunately, any additional ones you download will remain. Lion does not automatically remove them when deselected in the Customize... menu. So yes, using the finder to delete is your best option, unless someone has a better way.

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