7266 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Oct 15, 2009 12:23 PM by cornelius
Download and run Monolingual, and delete unneeded items from the /Library/Printers/, /Library/Packages/, and /Library/Updates/ folders. Monolingual should not be used to delete architectures on an Intel Mac, as some of these are necessary for Rosetta.
See this article:
If you are storing movies, they are probably the largest files on your computer.
If you have iDVD and/or GarageBand installed but don't use them, trashing them and all their support files may recoup as much as 6GB of disk space, depending on which versions you have.
Disk Inventory X, a freeware utility, will show you graphically as well as textually what is using your disk space.
How large is your hard drive, and how much free space is currently available on it?
Dr. Smoke's FAQ linked by eww has a comprehensive list of things you can do to clean up your HDD. This should give you breathing space. However, your HDD remains the same, and the freed space will soon fill up again. Besides, if you have the original HDD in the computer, it likely near the end of its useful life.
Here are some other ideas:
• Get an external firewire HDD and put iTunes Music folder and iPhoto Library on it.
• Use your external HDD as your boot drive.
• Install a new larger capacity HDD. The original HDD in your computer is likely within the 3 to 5 years that these drives last on average. You can purchase and install a larger and faster HDD that will keep everything in one place, and will give you the 15% to 20% contiguous free space the HDD needs for efficient functioning.
Please do post back with further questions or comments.
Message was edited by: cornelius
You can begin by looking at Dr. Smoke's FAQ Uninstalling applications. When there is no uninstaller included with an application I use AppDelete, which I find very effective. There are other utilities such as:
Specifically what apps do you wish to remove? and why?