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Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2013 3:09 PM (in response to Kurt Lang)
I ran the app and here is what it said:
System cleaner - 93
Logs cleaner - 27
App Potimizer - 1
Unused langueages - 1416
If I want to clean it - then it wants to charge me for the app. Is there a way around this?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2013 3:20 PM (in response to agoldie)
I had heard of the app many times, but had never tried it until now to see how it works. It's kind of clumsy in that it shows folder sizes first. Then you have to keep drilling down by clicking on subfolder after subfolder to see what file is taking up the most space.
I also wouldn't trust any utility to delete files for me. Far too often they remove things they shouldn't. Removing all foreign languages you don't need can clear up about a half gig of space. The free utility Monolingual can do that. I have a small web page written up on how to use it.
It's much more important to find out what file, or files are taking up so much room. Going back to the hard drive, right click on it again for the Get Info dialogue. What is the total Capacity of the drive?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2013 4:10 PM (in response to agoldie)
When I removed iphoto and imovies it only freed up about 3 more GB of space.
Out of curiosity, what do you mean by having "removed" those two? Did you move their libraries?
Did you check your Home Folder (little house icon) > Movies to see how much space that is taking up? Control click on the Movies folder and choose "get info" - it'll tell you how many GB are stored in there. Do the same with your Pictures folder.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2013 6:36 PM (in response to babowa)
By removing, I mean that I copied the app from the hard drive onto an external hard drive, then drug the app from the hard drive to the trash can. I don't know about the library. It all seems to be working the same way from the external hard drive. The iMovies said it is taking up 1.47 GB and the iPhoto is taking up 1.58 GB.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2013 6:53 PM (in response to agoldie)
A 120 GB drive is one heck of a small drive. Did you, or someone else partition a larger drive into smaller segments. By the time you get the OS on there and a fair number of third party apps, that doesn't leave a whole lot of free space to work with.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 23, 2013 8:05 PM (in response to agoldie)
Removing the application itself does not save a lot of space. If you have quite a few movies stored on your hard drive (or pictures), that is what takes up a lot of space. And those are stored in the Libraries.
Have you checked the sizes of the Movies and Pictures folder in my previous post?
Here is info on how to move the Libraries:
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2013 12:16 PM (in response to babowa)
You were right! The iphoto library has 65 GB on it! That is what was taking up so much memory. On my way to get a new external hard drive now so I can keep iPhoto on it. Thanks for your help.
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