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Deleting VAR/sleepimage file- OSX 10.6.2


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While sweeping my HD i found that there is a ~/PRIVATE/var/vm/sleepimage file of about 4.1GB.
Is it safe to delete this file to free disk space?
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It will simply rebuild that file. That is the file used to restore your computer from safe sleep.

You should not be messing about in PRIVATE unless you know exactly what you are doing.

Here is an article on Sleep mode - link.

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thanks ,
I certainly am not an expert nor knows my way around PRIVATE.
I shall leave that file alone.
the thing that bugged me was that suddenly my HD got full this morning. and i cant find any dups. !
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Please have a look at the attached snap and tell me if i could delete this idisk-Sparse which is eating up some 85 GB !
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It's the local cache for your iDisk is all.
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well ! can I delete it to save space?
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