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Question: I do not understand why I have hundreds of user template files.

I was looking around through my computer and I found I did not have access to user template files. I realized that I could get access to them by dragging them to my desktop to make a copy without damaging anything. Im focused on not deleting my computer needs to run. HOWEVER - there are hundreds of files in the user template folder and I do not have any other users besides myself and a guest account - which will not seem to go away (separate issue)


Anyway - of the 180-something files in this user template folder, there were a couple patterns and folders I was highly suspicious of that I did my best to diagram below.


(file set 1)

"Non localized" - I don't have any shared anything. I do not wish to. What does this mean?


(file set 2- in the folder for each ??'language'??)

"Audio" >

"Midi drivers">

"Digidesign"... Who is this? I may have downloaded 3rd party plug-ins for music production purposes and I now want to delete them all. How can I go about this? Am I over reacting?

"VST"

"Component"

"plug-ins"


"sounds"

User uploaded file

I have no idea what I'm doing or how to get answers so I came here. I bolded everything I really wanted answers to, but I'm also open to other solutions. Thank you for taking the time to read this-

MacBook Pro, macOS Sierra (10.12.6), various 3rd party sound design VST

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Nov 12, 2017 1:59 PM in response to masoOon In response to masoOon

Hello masoOon,

Those are system files from Apple. Leave them alone. They are designed to create a valid, new user account on any Mac that might possibly exist in the world. Whether or not you use any of those features is the issue. These are templates designed for any possible new user on any machine.

Nov 12, 2017 1:59 PM

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