3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2007 10:55 AM by iBod
Mr. Eeee Level 1 Level 1
Hi,

Some time back, I was advised to do an achiveal reinstall to fix a problem on my iMac (which it naturally turned out, I didn't even have to do) and of course I had a "Previous Systems" folder installed as a consequence. What I wanted to know is if I can safely throw the folder away?

It has 7.5 gigs of crap in there which I would like to clear from my HDD if possible.

Message was edited by: Mr. Eeee

iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11), It's much too nice!
Solved by iBod on Dec 17, 2007 10:43 AM Solved
Hello,

Have a read of this: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301270

You might wonder, "What do I do with the Previous System folder?" It may contain items that you need. To determine this, once you've finished configuring, installing, and updating your applications, compare the Previous System to the new System. If there are things in the Previous System folder that aren't in the new System folder, just copy them over. If you're not sure what some items are (and don't seem to need them), leave them in the Previous System folder. Once you're comfortable that you've got everything you need out of it, you can delete the Previous System folder (or leave it around if you're not low on disk space).


Hope that helps.
  • iBod Level 7 Level 7
    Hello,

    Have a read of this: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301270

    You might wonder, "What do I do with the Previous System folder?" It may contain items that you need. To determine this, once you've finished configuring, installing, and updating your applications, compare the Previous System to the new System. If there are things in the Previous System folder that aren't in the new System folder, just copy them over. If you're not sure what some items are (and don't seem to need them), leave them in the Previous System folder. Once you're comfortable that you've got everything you need out of it, you can delete the Previous System folder (or leave it around if you're not low on disk space).


    Hope that helps.
  • Mr. Eeee Level 1 Level 1
    I'd say that now only helps, but answers the question quite well.

    Thanks very much!!
  • iBod Level 7 Level 7
    My pleasure!