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Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Wed 14-Jan-15 20:30:57
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Reclaiming space on MacBook Pro


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I need to clear some junk off my MBP - got 2GB back tonight - but need to get rudi of more stuff.

Is it safe to remove all the dmgs for Neo-Office patches that I have installed in the past ?

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Standard User billford
(elder) Wed 14-Jan-15 20:51:11
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I always did, just kept the latest one. Never had any problems.

Why not put all the dmgs on a USB stick? Realistically, how often are you going to need quick access to any of them?

Bill
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Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Wed 14-Jan-15 20:56:06
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I'd never thought about it wink

I'm doing some drastic cleaning out smile

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Standard User kebabselector
(regular) Wed 14-Jan-15 21:00:51
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I always managed to recover a bit of space using the app Monolingual - it removes all the language files you don't need. That said I've not used it for a while, so not sure if it works on Yosemite or Mavericks.

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Standard User billford
(elder) Wed 14-Jan-15 21:04:08
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There are different versions for the various flavours of OS X- link

Bill
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Standard User billford
(elder) Wed 14-Jan-15 21:05:35
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In reply to a post by goldenoldie:
I'm doing some drastic cleaning out smile
Oh dear, a woman in a clearing-out mood… not a safe place for a man to be tongue

Bill
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Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Wed 14-Jan-15 21:36:19
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Snag is I'm not confident about cleaning this out - but I'm definitely running out of space and trying to find out where it's all gone

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If a thing ain't broke --- DON'T FIX IT
Experienced in making a mess of things smile
MacBook Pro on OSX 10.9 ,Virgin Super Hub , [ sssh - and a PC wired lappy using XP Pro ] all on Virginmedia 100 meg
Standard User goldenoldie
(knowledge is power) Wed 14-Jan-15 21:40:02
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Hmm - that does look useful . Must work out what languages I do use - English , French, Ukrainian , occasionally Portugese

Could be well worth looking and seeing what I can clean out with that.

Is it likely to restore some space ?

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Experienced in making a mess of things smile
MacBook Pro on OSX 10.9 ,Virgin Super Hub , [ sssh - and a PC wired lappy using XP Pro ] all on Virginmedia 100 meg
Standard User bet_here
(regular) Thu 15-Jan-15 02:44:40
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Disk Inventory X I find is quite handy.

Monolingual would be a last resort, and only really useful when needing to shrink the OS as small as possible e.g. a USB boot disk

Simon.
Standard User DRW
(committed) Thu 15-Jan-15 14:59:33
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When you are cleaning out the languages you are removing the information that applications and OSX display in the specific languages. You do not need the non English text to write and spell check in French. The only reason to keep other languages is if you share the computer with a French person.

Take a look at Macaroni, it will get rid of the language files you do not need as well as ensuring that the Caches and Log files are correctly disposed with on a Daily, Weekly and Monthly basis.

I assume you are emptying the trash via Finder periodically.
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