1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 25, 2013 6:04 AM by BobHarris
Zeus72 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a 13' macbook pro - early 2010 model

I have OSX mountain lion

I have a sparse bundle, I don't know what this is but it's taking up all my space.

How do I delete it without affecting my other files???

Help-Mac Illiterate.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • 1. Re: Sparse Bundle
    BobHarris Level 6 Level 6 (13,110 points)

    A sparse bundle is a container file system.  That is to say, it is a file that has a file system inside.

    <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparse_image>

     

    Often times they are used for backups.  Although the backup is generally on an external device.

     

    Another use in old versions of Mac OS X were as File Vault 1 encrypted containers for all your user data.

     

    So a lot would depend on exactly what this sparse bundle was.  If it happens to be a File Vault container with all your user data it would be a bad idea to delete it.